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Descurainia paradisa

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About Paradise Tansymustard (Descurainia paradisa) Descurainia paradisa is a plant species native to eastern and northern California, southeastern Oregon, Box Elder County in northwestern Utah, and most of Nevada. It grows in shrub communities at elevations of 3,300-7,500 feet (1,000-2,300 m). Descurainia paradisa is an annual herb up to 14 inches (35 cm) tall. Stems are often purple, branching at the base and sometimes above ground. Leaves are up to 1. 2 inches (3 cm) long, pinnately lobed. Flowers are pale yellow, borne in a raceme. Fruits are egg-shaped, up to 0. 20 inches (5 mm) long.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Annual herb

Max. Height
1.2 ft (0.37 m)

Flower Color

Native Status

Natural Setting
Elevation ?
3323' - 8188'

Annual Precip. ?
5.8" - 21.0"

Summer Precip. ?
0.53" - 1.61"

Coldest Month ?
27.0° F - 47.0° F

Hottest Month ?
55.2° F - 76.4° F

Humidity ?
1.74 vpd - 27.34 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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