Calflora
Taxon  Report   11406    
Boechera platysperma  (A. Gray) Al-Shehbaz
Pioneer rockcress
Boechera platysperma
© 2008 Steve Matson
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CalPhotos / Calflora
Boechera platysperma
© 2012 Gary A. Monroe
Boechera platysperma
© 2005 Steve Matson
Boechera platysperma, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is native to California, is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Boechera platysperma
© 2008 Steve Matson
Family: BRASSICACEAE  
Genus: Boechera
Communities: Red Fir Forest, Lodgepole Forest, Subalpine Forest, Alpine Fell-fields

Habitat: slopes

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF

Alternate Names:
ICPN: Arabis platysperma
More information about  Boechera platysperma
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on PlantID.net   /   Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

Search efloras.org (Flora of North America)

website references from Google


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]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Jan 20, 2019).