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Tulare Rockcress
Boechera tularensis

About Tulare Rockcress (Boechera tularensis) Boechera tularensis, common name Tulare Rockcress, is a plant species endemic to California. It has been reported from Inyo, Mono, Tulare, Fresno, Madera, El Dorado and Mariposa Counties. It grows on rocky slopes in subalpine habitats at elevations of 2400-3200 m. Boechera tularensis is a biennial or short lived perennial herb, probably reproducing by apomixis (asexual production of cloned seeds). It can reach a height of up to 70 cm. Flowers are white to pale lavender with 6-7mm petals and bloom in June and July. Its fruit is appressed and 4-8. 5 cm long. The plant is listed as "rare, threatened, or endangered in California and elsewhere" and is considered imperilled globally
Plant Description
Plant Type
Perennial herb

Max. Height
2.3 ft (0.7 m)

Flower Color
Pink, White, Lavender

Native Status
Natural Setting
Elevation ?
5966' - 10549'

Annual Precip. ?
16.5" - 48.4"

Summer Precip. ?
1.25" - 2.16"

Coldest Month ?
22.9° F - 40.7° F

Hottest Month ?
44.4° F - 65.6° F

Humidity ?
0.81 vpd - 19.07 vpd

Landscaping Information
Nursery Availability
Never or Almost Never Available

Sources include: Wikipedia. All text shown in the "About" section of these pages is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License. Plant observation data provided by the participants of the California Consortia of Herbaria, Sunset information provided by Jepson Flora Project. Propogation from seed information provided by the Santa Barbara Botanical Garden from "Seed Propagation of Native California Plants" by Dara E. Emery. Sources of plant photos include CalPhotos, Wikimedia Commons, and independent plant photographers who have agreed to share their images with Calscape. Other general sources of information include Calflora, CNPS Manual of Vegetation Online, Jepson Flora Project, Las Pilitas, Theodore Payne, Tree of Life, The Xerces Society, and information provided by CNPS volunteer editors, with special thanks to Don Rideout. Climate data used in creation of plant range maps is from PRISM Climate Group, Oregon State University, using 30 year (1981-2010) annual "normals" at an 800 meter spatial resolution.

Links:   Jepson eFlora Taxon Page  CalPhotos  Wikipedia  Calflora

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