E-Flora BC: Electronic Atlas of the Flora of British Columbia

Cardaria pubescens (C.A. Mey.) Jarm.
globe-pod hoary-cress (hairy whitetop)
Brassicaceae (Mustard family)

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Species Information

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General:
Perennial herb from a large white rhizome; stems stout, somewhat white-hairy, 10-50 cm tall, branched above.
Leaves:
Basal leaves simple, toothed to entire, short-hairy, oblong-linear to lanceolate, short-stalked; stem leaves similar, reduced, unstalked, clasping.
Flowers:
Racemes corymbose, bractless with inconspicuous flowers; petals white, 2-3.5 mm; sepals early deciduous, hairy, margins white.
Fruits:
Silicles, hairy, not heart-shaped at base, 3-4.5 mm wide, inflated, somewhat obcompressed.

Source: The Illustrated Flora of British Columbia

Habitat / Range

Dry roadsides, fields and waste places in the steppe and montane zones; infrequent in SC BC, rare northward to NE BC (Dawson Creek); introduced from Eurasia.

Source: The Illustrated Flora of British Columbia

Climate

The climate type for this species, as reported in the: "British Columbia plant species codes and selected attributes. Version 6 Database" (Meidinger et al. 2008), is not evaluated, unknown or variable.

Synonyms and Alternate Names

Cardaria pubescens var. elongata Rollins
Hymenophysa pubescens C.A. Mey.

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