Mountain Jewelflower

Emigrant Wilderness, Huckleberry Lake, July 2014

  • Streptanthus tortuosus Kellogg
  • Shieldplant, Mountain Jewelflower
  • Brassicaceae (Mustard Family)
  • Synonym(s):
  • USDA Symbol: STTO3
  • USDA Native Status: L48 (N)

A branched plant with heart-shaped or round leaves and racemes of flask-shaped, pale yellow or cream to dark brownish-purple flowers.

Mountain Jewelflower is one of the most widespread and variable species in this western genus. Heartleaf Jewelflower (S. cordatus) is very similar but grows east of the Sierra Nevada and Cascade Range.

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