Taxon  Report   2700 
Descurainia pinnata  (Walter) Britton
Western tansy mustard,  Western tansymustard, Yellow tansy mustard
Descurainia pinnata
© 2004 Michelle Cloud-Hughes
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Descurainia pinnata
© 2009 Robert Steers
Descurainia pinnata
© 2008 Thomas Stoughton
Descurainia pinnata, a dicot, is an annual herb that is native to California and is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Descurainia pinnata
© 2004 Robert Sivinski
(many plant communities), Sagebrush Scrub, Creosote Bush Scrub, Yellow Pine Forest, Red Fir Forest, Lodgepole Forest, Subalpine Forest, Foothill Woodland, Chaparral, Valley Grassland
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Accepted by TJM2 + PLANTS + JM93
More information about  Descurainia pinnata
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on CalPhotos / Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

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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:   (Accessed: Feb 25, 2018).

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