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PlantFiles: Mountain Jewel Flower
Streptanthus tortuosus

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Family: Brassicaceae (brass-ih-KAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Streptanthus (strep-TAN-thus) (Info)
Species: tortuosus (tor-tew-OH-sus) (Info)

Category:
Herbs

Height:
6-12 in. (15-30 cm)
12-18 in. (30-45 cm)
18-24 in. (45-60 cm)
24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Spacing:
6-9 in. (15-22 cm)
9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

Hardiness:
Unknown - Tell us

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:
Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:
Pale Yellow
Maroon (Purple-Brown)
Cream/Tan

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

Foliage:
Herbaceous

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:
Bag seedheads to capture ripening seed
Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

Profile:

No positives
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral melody On Feb 18, 2005, melody from Benton, KY (Zone 7a) wrote:

A branched plant with heart-shaped or round leaves and racemes of flask-shaped pale yellow or cream to dark brownish-purple flowers.

Found on dry, rocky slopes from southern OR, south to southern CA west of the Sierra Nevada.



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