Streptanthus cordatus Nutt. var. piutensis J. T. Howell
Heartleaf twistflower, Piute mtns. jewel flower
2023 Liz Block 2010 Rebecca Wenk
Streptanthus cordatus var. piutensis 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).
[fs.usda.gov] Rarity, Habitat: Streptanthus cordatus var. piutensis, heartleaf twistflower, Piute Mountains jewelflower
Endemic to California, this jewelflower is known from approximately ten occurrences in Kern County.
This plant prefers rocky openings on red clay soil. Surrounding vegetation may be chaparral, juniper/cypress woodland, pinyon, or canyon live oak. (contributed by Mary Ann Machi)
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