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Streptanthus brachiatus  F. W. Hoffm.  ssp. hoffmanii  R. W. Dolan & LaPré
Freed's jewel flower,   Socrates mine jewelflower
Streptanthus brachiatus ssp. hoffmanii is a perennial herb that is native to California, and endemic (limited) to California.
California Rare Plant Rank: 1B.2 (rare, threatened, or endangered in CA and elsewhere).
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Observation Search
~12 records in California
yellowone or more occurrences
within a 7.5-minute quadrangle

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

Ultramafic affinity: 5.9 - strict endemic

Communities: Foothill Woodland, Chaparral

Name Status:
Accepted by CNPS + PLANTS

Information about  Streptanthus brachiatus ssp. hoffmanii from other sources
Nursery availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.

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[wildflower.org] Characteristics, Bloom Info, Distribution: Plant Characteristics Duration: Annual , Perennial Habit: Herb , Subshrub Fruit Type: Silique Size Notes: Up to about 2 feet tall. Bloom Information Bloom Color: White , Purple Bloom Time: May , Jun , Jul Bloom Notes: Sepals purple. Petals whitish, some with purple spots or veins. Distribution USA: CA Native Habitat: Serpentine barrens in chaparral, pine-oak or cypress woodland openings. (link added 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: 07/16/2024).