Entireleaved Thelypody

Entireleaved Thelypody Plant Information


Entireleaved Thelypody grows in the following 14 states:

Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico, South Dakota, Utah, Wyoming, Oregon, California, Nevada, North Dakota, Washington

It occurs in several types of habitat, often growing in sandy, mineral-rich, and alkaline soils, such as those on playas.Thelypodium integrifolium is a species of flowering plant in the mustard family known by the common names entireleaved thelypody and foxtail thelypodium. It is native to much of the western United States, including the Great Basin and surrounding plateaus and deserts.

Thelypodium integrifolium is a biennial herb producing a hairless, waxy stem with a thick, sturdy base, unbranched or branching toward the top and sometimes becoming quite tall, approaching three meters in maximum height. The thick, waxy leaves are not compound or lobed, having smooth edges. The largest basal leaves may exceed 30 centimeters in length. Leaves higher on the plant are shorter and are smooth-edged or toothed.
The inflorescence is a dense, cylindrical, spikelike raceme of white or purplish flowers. The fruit is a silique which may be 8 centimeters long.
There are five subspecies:

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