Hirschfeldia incana

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Taxonomy
Kingdom:
Plantae
Phylum:
Magnoliophyta
Class:
Magnoliopsida
Order:
Capparales
Family:
Brassicaceae
Genus:
Hirschfeldia
Species:
H. incana
Scientific Name
Hirschfeldia incana
(L.) Lagrèze-Fossat
Common Names
shortpod mustard

Overview

Appearance
Hirschfeldia incana is a perennial or annual herb that can grow from 35.4-47.2 in. (90-120 cm) tall.
Foliage
Basal leaves are 1.6-8.7 in. (4-22 cm) long and ovate to lanceolate. Cauline leaves are oblong to lanceolate, and sessile.
Flowers
Flower petals are 0.2-0.4 in. (5-10 mm) long with 0.12-0.2 in. (3-5 mm) filaments and 0.04-0.06 in. (1-1.5 mm) anthers. Flowers bloom from April to November.
Fruit
Fruits are 0.04-0.06 in. (1-1.5 cm) long with 0.12-0.24 in. (3-6 mm) terminal segments. Seeds are 0.04-0.06 in. (1-1.5 mm) in diameter, brown, and ovoid to subglobose.
Ecological Threat
Hirschfeldia incana can be found in disturbed areas such as along roadsides, canyons, creek bottoms, and dry fields. It is native to the Mediterranean.

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