General: Biennial (occasionally perennial) from a taproot and a simple stem-base; stems stiff, erect, angled, branched, (10) 20-60 cm tall.
Leaves: Basal leaves pinnately lobed, long-stalked, less than 12 cm long, with 1-5 pairs of lateral lobes, terminal lobe largest, egg-shaped and entire or irregularly toothed; stalks and sometimes leaflets long-fringed or sparsely short-hairy; lowermost stem leaves with 2-10 pairs of lateral lobes, upper pinnately cleft with the terminal lobe the largest, often clasping the stems.
Flowers: In single and terminal racemes or more often in compound, reduced racemes in lower leaf axils; flower stalks not stout, less than 1 mm thick, 2-3 mm long; petals pale yellow, broadly spoon-shaped, 3-5 mm long; sepals pale yellow-green, about 2 mm long.
Fruits: Erect to spreading-ascending siliques, (1.5) 2.5-5 cm long, straight; styles 0.5-1.5 mm long, not beaklike; seeds in 1 row, finely pitted, about 1.5 mm long.
Recommended citation: Author, Date. Page title. In Klinkenberg, Brian. (Editor) 2020. E-Flora BC:
Electronic Atlas of the Plants of British Columbia [eflora.bc.ca]. Lab for
Advanced Spatial Analysis, Department of Geography, University of British
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