Calflora
Taxon  Report   11414    
Boechera sparsiflora  (Nutt.) Dorn
Sicklepod rockcress
Boechera sparsiflora
© 2005 Charles E. Jones
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Boechera sparsiflora
© 2015 John Doyen
Boechera sparsiflora
© 2009 Gary A. Monroe
Boechera sparsiflora, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is native to California, is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Boechera sparsiflora
© 2009 Barry Breckling
Family: BRASSICACEAE  
Genus: Boechera
Communities: Sagebrush Scrub, Yellow Pine Forest, Northern Juniper Woodland, Mixed Evergreen Forest, Chaparral, Foothill Woodland, Coastal Sage Scrub

Habitat: slopes

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF

PLANTS accepted name:
Arabis sparsiflora var. sparsiflora

Alternate Names:
ICPN: Arabis sparsiflora
ICPN: Arabis sparsiflora var. sparsiflora
More information about  Boechera sparsiflora
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on PlantID.net   /   Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

USDA PLANTS Profile (ARSPS2)

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 18, 2018).

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