Descurainia incana

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Scientific Name Descurainia incana USDA PLANTS Symbol
Common Name Mountain Tansy-mustard ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.
Family Brassicaceae (Mustard) SEINet
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Description Life zones and habitat: Alpine and subalpine: gravelly areas, grassy slopes, steep rocky slopes, roadsides, disturbed sites, meadows, prairies.
Plant: Erect perennial 10 to 48 inches tall; thin, leafy stem with branches above.
Leaves: Deeply-lobed (pinnatifid) leaves, stem leaves alternate; lobes linear to oblong or narrowly lanceolate.
Inflorescence: Custers of flowers in racemes at leaf nodes and top of stem; compact but becoming elongated at fruiting; small flowers with four yellow sepals and four yellow petals, all less than 1/10 inch long.
Fruit: Less than 1/2-inch long, erect and appressed (hugging the stem), attached by stalks about the same length.
References: Descr. adapted from SEINet and
Colorado Status

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