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)

Category:

Herbs

Height:

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Spacing:

3-6 in. (7-15 cm)

6-9 in. (15-22 cm)

Hardiness:

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

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Violet/Lavender

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Late Winter/Early Spring

Mid Spring

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Foliage:

Smooth-Textured

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

Regional

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

Halifax, Massachusetts

Big Bend National Park, Texas

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

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

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.