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Boechera pulchra  (M.E. Jones ex S. Watson) W.A. Weber
Beautiful rockcress
Boechera pulchra is a perennial herb that is native to California, and also found elsewhere in western North America.
also called Arabis pulchra
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Genus: Boechera
Family: Brassicaceae  
Category: angiosperm  
PLANTS group:Dicot
Jepson eFlora section: eudicot

Communities: Creosote Bush Scrub, Pinyon-Juniper Woodland, Joshua Tree Woodland
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF

Alternate Names:
JEFArabis pulchra var. pulchra
JEFArabis pulchra
PLANTSArabis pulchra var. pulchra
Information about  Boechera pulchra from other sources
Nursery availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Jepson eFlora


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[americansouthwest.net] Description: Boechera pulchra is a slender species, with narrow, upwards-pointing leaves that grow mostly at the base. The green or reddish stems branch a few times and bear single flowers on short stalks, at intervals, getting closer together towards the top. Often plants are partly obscured by other vegetation. Stems, leaves and calyces have a covering of short, branched hairs, Flowers are formed of four sepals and four purple petals, broadest towards the tip, and often somewhat asymmetrically positioned when fully open. Occasionally flowers have white petals. The tubular flower center conceals six yellow-topped stamens, two of which are usually shorter than the others, though occasionally plants may have just 2 or 4 stamens. (contributed by Mary Ann Machi)

Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation, with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals. [web application]. 2024. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: 04/13/2024).