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Mountain Jewel Flower
Streptanthus tortuosus

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

Gardeners' Notes:

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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.