Noccaea fendleri ssp. glauca

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Scientific Name Noccaea fendleri ssp. glauca (Noccaea montana, Thlaspi montanum) USDA PLANTS Symbol NOFEG
Common Name Alpine Pennycress, Mountain Candytuft ITIS Taxonomic Serial No. 823366
Family Brassicaceae (Mustard) SEINet
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Description Life zones and habitat: Foothills to alpine (5200 to 14300 ft); rocky areas in openings, meadows and woodlands.
Plant: Erect perennial up to 10 inches tall; leafy stems.
Leaves: Rosette of basal leaves in various shapes from ovate, oblong, oblanceolate to spatulate up to 1-1/4 inches long; ovate, alternate stem leaves up to 1-inch long, clasping.
Inflorescence: White to purplish flowers in a congested or open raceme atop each stem, each flower about 1/4-inch across with yellow stamens.
Bloom Period: April to August.
References: "Flora of Colorado" by Jennifer Ackerfield, "Guide to Colorado Wildflowers" by G.K. Guennel and SEINet.
BONAP Distribution Map

Colorado Status:
Native

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