Smelowskia calycina (Stephan ex Willd.) C.A. Mey.
Alpine Smelowskia, Western Smelowskia
Brassicaceae (Mustard Family)
USDA Symbol: SMCA
A gray matted plant with white or purplish flowers in dense racemes held well above thick clusters of basal leaves.
The genus name honors T. Smielowski, an 18th-century Russian botanist. Alpine Smelowskia (S. ovalis), with pods 1/8-1/4 inches (3-6 mm) long and petioles lacking stiff hairs, occurs in the mountains of central Washington south to central Oregon
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Bloom InformationBloom Time: May , Jun , Jul , Aug
DistributionUSA: AK , CO , ID , MT , NV , OR , UT , WA , WY
Canada: AB , BC
Native Distribution: Western Canada south in mountains to Washington, northern Nevada, Utah, and central Colorado.
Native Habitat: Dry open slopes at high elevations.
Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Smelowskia calycina in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Smelowskia calycina in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Smelowskia calycina
MetadataRecord Modified: 2013-07-12
Research By: TWC Staff