Taxon  Report   1757    
Caulanthus major  (M. E. Jones) Payson
Slender wild cabbage
Caulanthus major
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Caulanthus major
© 2008 Gary A. Monroe
Caulanthus major
© 2010 Aaron Schusteff
Caulanthus major, 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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Caulanthus major
© 2008 Gary A. Monroe
Genus: Caulanthus
Subspecies and Varieties:
Communities: Joshua Tree Woodland, Pinyon-Juniper Woodland, Yellow Pine Forest
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
ICPN: Caulanthus major var. nevadensis
ICPN: Streptanthus major
ICPN: Caulanthus major var. major
More information about  Caulanthus major
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
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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:   (Accessed: Jan 16, 2019).