Berteroa incana

(Hoary False Alyssum)

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Berteroa incana, Overland Trail Recreation Area, Sterling, Logan Co. 7181

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Berteroa incana, Overland Trail Recreation Area, Sterling, Logan Co. 7199

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Berteroa incana, Overland Trail Recreation Area, Sterling, Logan Co. 7207

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Berteroa incana, Overland Trail Recreation Area, Sterling, Logan Co. 7188

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Berteroa incana, Overland Trail Recreation Area, Sterling, Logan Co. 7192

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.
BONAP Distribution Map

Colorado Status:
Introduced

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