Taxon  Report   7979    
Thlaspi californicum  S. Watson  
(no longer an active name; please see Noccaea fendleri ssp. californica)
Kneeland prairie pennycress
Thlaspi californicum
© 2010 Dana York
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Thlaspi californicum, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is native to California, is found only slightly beyond California borders.

It is listed by the Federal Government as Endangered .

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Thlaspi californicum
© 2010 Dana York
Genus: Thlaspi
Communities: Mixed Evergreen Forest, Coastal Prairie

Serpentine affinity: 6.1; (strict endemic)

Name Status:
Accepted in JM93

ICPN + CNPS + PLANTS accepted name:
Noccaea fendleri ssp. californica

NOTE: Thlaspi californicum is no longer an active name.
More information about  Thlaspi californicum
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Commercial availability unknown.
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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 23, 2019).