Taxon  Report   7859    
Streptanthus tortuosus  Kellogg
Jewelweed,   Mountain jewelflower,   Shieldplant
Streptanthus tortuosus, a dicot, is an annual or perennial herb that is native to California, and also found elsewhere in western North America.
Siskiyou Del Norte Modoc Humboldt Shasta Lassen Trinity Plumas Tehama Butte Mendocino Glenn Sierra Yuba Lake Nevada Colusa Placer Sutter El Dorado Yolo Alpine Napa Sonoma Sacramento Mono Amador Solano Calaveras Tuolumne San Joaquin Marin Contra Costa Alameda Santa Cruz Mariposa Madera San Francisco San Mateo Merced Fresno Stanislaus Santa Clara Inyo San Benito Tulare Kings Monterey San Bernardino San Luis Obispo Kern Santa Barbara Ventura Los Angeles Riverside Orange San Diego Imperial

Bloom Period
Family: Brassicaceae  
Genus: Streptanthus
Subspecies and Varieties:

Habitat: slopes

Communities: Yellow Pine Forest, Mixed Evergreen Forest

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
JEFStreptanthus lemmonii
JEFStreptanthus tortuosus var. flavescens
JEFStreptanthus tortuosus var. foliosus
JEFStreptanthus tortuosus var. oblongus
JEFStreptanthus tortuosus var. optatus
More information about  Streptanthus tortuosus

Streptanthus tortuosus: From the Greek streptas, "twisted," and anthos, "flower." Tortuosus: winding, very twisted. (contributed by Cynthia Powell)

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]. 2022. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: 08/09/2022).