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) SW Colorado
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Description Life zones and habitat: Montane to alpine. Woodlands, openings, meadows.
Plant: Erect perennial up to 10 inches tall; leafy stems.
Leaves: Spatulate basal leaves in a rosette; stem leaves are alternate and clasping.
Inflorescence: White to purplish flowers in a raceme atop each stem, each about 1/4-inch across with yellow stamens.
References: Descr. adapted from "Guide to Colorado Wildflowers" by G.K. Guemmel.
Colorado Status
Native

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