Taxon  Report   7859    
Streptanthus tortuosus  Kellogg
Jewelweed,  Mountain jewelflower, Shieldplant
Streptanthus tortuosus
© 2009 Keir Morse
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CalPhotos / Calflora
Streptanthus tortuosus
© 2008 Chris Winchell
Streptanthus tortuosus
© 2008 Ron Wolf
Streptanthus tortuosus, a dicot, is an annual or perennial herb that is native to California, is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Streptanthus tortuosus
© 2018 Julie Kierstead Nelson
Genus: Streptanthus
Subspecies and Varieties:
Communities: Mixed Evergreen Forest, Yellow Pine Forest

Habitat: slopes

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
ICPN: Streptanthus tortuosus var. flavescens
ICPN: Streptanthus tortuosus var. oblongus
ICPN: Streptanthus tortuosus var. optatus
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More information about  Streptanthus tortuosus
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
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Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

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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).