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Entireleaved Thelypody
Thelypodium integrifolium
About Entireleaved Thelypody (Thelypodium integrifolium) 0 Nurseries Carry This Plant Thelypodium integrifolium is a species of flowering plant in the mustard family known by the common names entireleaved thelypody and foxtail thelypodium. It is native to much of the western United States, including the Great Basin and surrounding plateaus and deserts. It occurs in several types of habitat, often growing in sandy, mineral-rich, and alkaline soils, such as those on playas. Thelypodium integrifolium is a biennial herb producing a hairless, waxy stem with a thick, sturdy base, unbranched or branching toward the top and sometimes becoming quite tall, approaching three meters in maximum height. The thick, waxy leaves are not compound or lobed, having smooth edges. The largest basal leaves may exceed 30 centimeters in length. Leaves higher on the plant are shorter and are smooth-edged or toothed. The inflorescence is a dense, cylindrical, spikelike raceme of white or purplish flowers. The fruit is a silique which may be 8 centimeters long. Subspecies. There are five subspecies:T. i. ssp. affine - white petals - Mojave Desert (California), Great Basin. T. i. ssp. complanatum - mainly limited to the Great Basin; generally with lavender petals. T. i. ssp. gracilipes - native to the Four Corners regionT. i. ssp. integrifolium - widespread in the northern distribution of the speciesT. i. ssp. longicarpum - endemic to Arizona, where it is known only from the Grand Canyon and vicinity
Plant Description
Plant Type
Plant Type
Perennial herb

Flower Color
Flower Color
White, Purple

Wildlife Supported

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Landscaping Information
Natural Setting
Annual Precipitation: 4.6" - 24.1", Summer Precipitation: 0.31" - 2.63", Coldest Month: 28.3" - 52.3", Hottest Month: 55.3" - 79.3", Humidity: 1.94" - 32.40", Elevation: 2316" - 8225"

Alternative Names
Common Names: Foxtail Thelypodium

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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