Calflora
Taxon  Report   11168    
Boechera dispar  (M.E. Jones) Al-Shehbaz
Pinyon rock cress
Boechera dispar
© 2014 Dana York
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Boechera dispar
© 2009 Thomas Stoughton
Boechera dispar
© 2009 Thomas Stoughton
Boechera dispar, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is native to California, Nevada.
also called Arabis dispar
CNPS Rare Plant Rank: 2B.3 (rare, threatened, or endangered in CA; common elsewhere).   8th Edition

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Boechera dispar
© 2009 Thomas Stoughton
Family: BRASSICACEAE  
Genus: Boechera
Communities: Creosote Bush Scrub, Joshua Tree Woodland, Pinyon-Juniper Woodland
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + CNPS

Alternate Names:
ICPN + CNPS: Arabis dispar
More information about  Boechera dispar
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

Search efloras.org (Flora of North America)

website references from Google


Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation,
with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria.
[web application]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Nov 22, 2018).

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