Berteroa incana

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Scientific Name Berteroa incana USDA PLANTS Symbol BEIN2
Common Name Hoary False Alyssum ITIS Taxonomic Serial No. 23052
Family Brassicaceae (Mustard) SEINet
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Description Life zones and habitat: Plains to montane (5000 to 9500 ft); waste and disturbed areas, flood plains, meadows, woodlands, and roadsides.
Plant: Erect annual or biennial, densely hairy foliage; single or a few stiff stems, from base, branched above, usually up to 3 ft tall.
Leaves: Alternate, oblanceolate, 3/4 to 2 inches long and up to 3/8-inch wide; stalkless.
Inflorescence: Dense, rounded cluster 1 to 2 inches across at the end of stems, white flowers 1/4-inch across with 4 deeply two-lobed petals that look like 8; 6 yellowish- green stamens.
Bloom Period: June to October.
Fruit: Circular, flat pods 1/4-inch across running along the length of the branching stems that elongate as the plant matures.
Reference: "Flora of Colorado" by Jennifer Ackerfield, Minnesota Wildflowers and SEINet.
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