Taxon  Report   7979 
Thlaspi californicum  S. Watson  (not an active name; please see Noccaea fendleri ssp. californica)
Kneeland prairie pennycress
Thlaspi californicum
© 2010 Dana York
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Thlaspi californicum, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is native to California and is found only slightly beyond California borders.

It is listed by the Federal Government as Endangered .

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Thlaspi californicum
© 2010 Dana York
Genus: Thlaspi
Mixed Evergreen Forest, Coastal Prairie
AFFINITY to serpentine soil:   6.1 (strict endemic)   [Safford et al 2005]
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Name Status:
Accepted in JM93
ICPN + CNPS + PLANTS accepted name: Noccaea fendleri ssp. californica
NOTE: Thlaspi californicum is not an active name in the Calflora species table.
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Commercial availability unknown.
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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: May 27, 2018).

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