© Gordon Neish (Photo ID #23661)
Biennial herb from a slender taproot; stems 30-110 cm tall, erect, branched, with starlike hairs.
Basal leaves oblanceolate, entire, 3-5 cm long, slender-stalked; stem leaves appressed-ascending, short-stalked to unstalked and reduced upward; grey with starlike hairs.
In simple to compound racemes; flower stalks slender, erect, 5-10 mm long; petals white, deeply bilobed, 4-6 mm long; sepals hairy, not persistent, 2-3 mm long.
Elliptic silicles, erect, 5-7 mm long, about half as broad, moderately inflated; styles persistent, 2-3 mm long; seeds 3-7 per chamber, in 2 rows, lightly honeycombed and narrowly wing-margined.
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Illustration Source: The Illustrated Flora of British Columbia
||Value / Class
Moisture Regime (SMR)
[0 - very xeric; 4 - mesic;
8 - hydric]
of field plots
species was recorded in:
BEC Zone Class
All BEC Zones (# of stations/zone) species was recorded in
Source: Klinkenberg 2013
Synonyms and Alternate Names:
Alyssum incanum L.