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PlantFiles: Velvety Nerisyrenia
Nerisyrenia camporum

Family: Brassicaceae (brass-ih-KAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Nerisyrenia (ner-ee-seer-EN-ee-uh) (Info)
Species: camporum (KAM-por-um) (Info)


6-12 in. (15-30 cm)
12-18 in. (30-45 cm)
18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

3-6 in. (7-15 cm)
6-9 in. (15-22 cm)

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Late Winter/Early Spring
Mid Spring
Late Spring/Early Summer
Mid Summer
Late Summer/Early Fall


Other details:
May be a noxious weed or invasive
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Soil pH requirements:
Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall

Seed Collecting:
Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds

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1 positive
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive maccionoadha On Sep 14, 2007, maccionoadha from Halifax, MA (Zone 6a) wrote:

This plant grows quite well here in our Massachusetts gardens. Plant may be toxic, depending if the plant was grown in toxic soil. Nerisyrenia camporum can absorb and accumulate heavy metals and nitrates from the soil.

Neutral melody On Feb 17, 2005, melody from Benton, KY (Zone 7a) wrote:

This is the most common species of mustard with large white flowers in the region from southwest NM, west TX and northern Mexico.

It grows in gravelly, rocky, limestone soil and on limestone in deserts and arid grasslands.


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Halifax, Massachusetts
Big Bend National Park, Texas

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