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Streptanthus bernardinus  (Greene) Parish
Laguna mountain jewelflower,   Laguna mtns. jewel flower
Streptanthus bernardinus is a perennial herb that is native to California, and also found in Baja California.
California Rare Plant Rank: 4.3 (limited distribution).
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~213 records in California
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within a 7.5-minute quadrangle

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Genus: Streptanthus
Family: Brassicaceae  
Category: angiosperm  
PLANTS group:Dicot
Jepson eFlora section: eudicot

Communities: Yellow Pine Forest, Chaparral
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + CNPS + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTSStreptanthus campestris var. bernardinus
Information about  Streptanthus bernardinus from other sources
Nursery availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Jepson eFlora


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[Wikipedia] Distribution, Description: Streptanthus bernardinus is a species of flowering plant in the mustard family known by the common name Laguna Mountains jewelflower, or Laguna Mountain jewelflower.[1] Distribution It is native to southern California and northern Baja California, where it grows in the Transverse Ranges around Los Angeles and the Peninsular Ranges to the south, including the Laguna Mountains east of San Diego and the Sierra de Juarez and Sierra de San Pedro Mártir of Baja. Its habitat includes temperate coniferous forest and chaparral on mountain slopes. Description Streptanthus bernardinus is a perennial herb growing from a woody caudex and producing an erect stem up to 60 to 80 centimeters tall. It is hairless and sometimes waxy in texture. The basal leaves are widely lance-shaped and up to 8 centimeters long by 2.5 wide. They are borne on petioles. Narrower lance-shaped leaves occur higher on the stem and may clasp the stem at their bases. Flowers occur at intervals along the upper stem. Each has a bell-shaped calyx of greenish to yellow or white sepals just under a centimeter long. White petals emerge from the tip. The fruit is a thin, narrow silique which may be 8 to 12 centimeters in length or longer. (link added by Mary Ann Machi)

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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: 07/19/2024).