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Thysanocarpus laciniatus  Nutt.
Common lace pod,   Mountain fringepod,   Narrow leaved fringe pod,   Narrow leaved lacepod
Thysanocarpus laciniatus is an annual herb that is native to California, and also found elsewhere in western North America.
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Genus: Thysanocarpus
Family: Brassicaceae  
Category: angiosperm  
PLANTS group:Dicot
Jepson eFlora section: eudicot

Habitat: slopes

Communities: Coastal Sage Scrub, Yellow Pine Forest, Chaparral, Valley Grassland, Pinyon-Juniper Woodland, Joshua Tree Woodland

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTSThysanocarpus laciniatus ssp. desertorum
PLANTSThysanocarpus laciniatus var. crenatus
PLANTSThysanocarpus laciniatus var. emarginatus
PLANTSThysanocarpus laciniatus var. hitchcockii
JEFThysanocarpus laciniatus var. laciniatus
Information about  Thysanocarpus laciniatus from other sources
Nursery availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Jepson eFlora


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[Wikipedia] Range, Description: Thysanocarpus laciniatus is a species of flowering plant in the family Brassicaceae known by the common name mountain fringepod.[1] It is native to California and Baja California, where it grows in many types of habitat. It is a common plant in much of its range. It is an annual herb producing a slender, branching or unbranched stem 10 to 60 centimeters tall. It is somewhat waxy in texture and generally lacks hairs. The leaves are linear to lance-shaped and smooth-edged or toothed. They measure up to 4 centimeters in length. The inflorescence is a raceme of small whitish or purplish flowers. The fruit is a flattened, rounded or oval disclike capsule with a thin wing around the edge. (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: 07/15/2024).