Taxon  Report   7176 
Rorippa subumbellata  Rollins
Lake tahoe yellowcress,  Tahoe yellow cress
Rorippa subumbellata
© 2005 Steve Matson
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Rorippa subumbellata
© 2011 Aaron E. Sims
Rorippa subumbellata
© 2009 Gary A. Monroe
Rorippa subumbellata, a dicot, is a perennial herb (rhizomatous) that is native to California and Nevada.
It is included in the CNPS Inventory of Rare and Endangered Plants on list 1B.1 (rare, threatened, or endangered in CA and elsewhere).   7th Edition  /  8th Edition

It is listed by the State of California as Endangered and by the Federal Government as 'species of concern '.

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Rorippa subumbellata
© 2005 Steve Matson
Genus: Rorippa
Yellow Pine Forest, wetland-riparian
Habitat: meadows [CNPS Inventory]
Wetlands:Occurs almost always under natural conditions in wetlands [U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service.]
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Accepted by TJM2 + CNPS + PLANTS + JM93
More information about  Rorippa subumbellata
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
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Tahoe Yellow Cress .org:  As recently as 1996, this unique member of the mustard family teetered on the brink of extinction when it disappeared from beaches in Nevada and was found growing in less than 10 sites on the California side of the lake.

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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]. 2016. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Oct 26, 2016).

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