claspleaf pennycress, perfoliate pennycress
Microthlaspi [FNA7, HC2]
2 species
1 subspecies and varieties
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Noccaea fendleriwild candytuft, Fendler's pennycress
Distribution: Occurring on both sides of the Cascades crest in Washington; Washington to California, east to the Rocky Mountains and Texas.
Habitat: Common in open, rocky areas from middle elevations to the subalpine.
Origin: Native
Flowers: May-August
Growth Duration: Perennial
ssp. glauca – wild candytuft
Noccaea perfoliata
Distribution: Occurring east of the Cascades crest in southeastern Washington; southeastern Washington and western Idaho, also in the central and eastern U.S.
Habitat: Roadsides, pastures, and other open, disturbed ground.
Origin: Introduced from Europe
Flowers: March-May
Growth Duration: Annual