Annual or biennial herb from a taproot; stems mostly single, erect, branched above, leafy to the inflorescenses, 20-50 cm tall, spreading short-hairy.
Basal leaves in a rosette, oblanceolate, stalked, entire to pinnately cut with a large terminal lobe, 5-7 cm long, to 12 mm wide; stem leaves numerous, arrowhead-shaped, minutely toothed, unstalked, upper strongly ear-like and clasping at the base.
Inflorescence of often compound racemes; flower stalks widely spreading, 4-8 mm long, slightly flattened; petals white, about 2 mm long, narrowly spoon-shaped; sepals often pinkish, about 1.5 mm long, nearly glabrous to long-hairy; stamens 6; anthers yellow.
Silicles, oblong egg-shaped, 5-6 mm long, 4 mm wide, covered with white blisters, otherwise glabrous to short-hairy, margins and tips broadly winged, the tips slightly notched; beaks 0.2-0.6 mm long, included to slightly exserted at the shallowly notched tips; seeds 2.5-3 mm long.
If more than one illustration is available for a species (e.g., separate illustrations were provided for two subspecies) then links to the separate images will be provided below. Note that individual subspecies or varietal illustrations are not always available.
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:
Neolepia campestris (L.) W.A. Weber
Thlaspi campestre L.