Vascular Plants of the Gila Wilderness

Presented in Association with the
Western New Mexico University Department of Natural Sciences

Brassicaceae
(Mustard Family)


The Brassicaceae are mostly herbs. They typically have small flowers with four petals and six stamens, two of which are shorter than the rest (tetradynamous), as in this photo of a dissected Erysimum capitatum flower. The Brassicaceae are well-represented in the Gila National Forest.

Barbarea orthoceras (Yellow Rocket)
Boechera fendleri (Fendler's Rockcress)
Brassica juncea (Indian Mustard)
Camelina microcarpa (Little False Flax)
Capsella bursa-pastoris (Shepherd's Purse)
Chorispora tenella (Crossflower)
Descurainia obtusa subsp. adenophora (Blunt Tansy Mustard)
Descurainia obtusa subsp. obtusa (Blunt Tansy Mustard)
Descurainia pinnata subsp. ochroleuca (Western Tansy-Mustard)
Descurainia sophia (Flixweed)
Dimorphocarpa wislizeni (Spectacle Pod)
Draba cuneifolia (Wedgeleaf Draba)
Draba helleriana (Heller Whitlow Wort)
Draba mogollonica (Mogollon Whitlow-grass)
Eruca vesicaria (Garden Rocket)
Erysimum capitatum (Western Wallflower)
Erysimum inconspicuum (Wallflower)
Halimolobos diffusus (Fissurewort)
Hesperidanthus linearifolius (Slim Leaf Plains Mustard)
Lepidium alyssoides (Mesa Pepperweed)
Lepidium draba (Hoary-cress)
Lepidium lasiocarpum var. wrightii (Wright's Pepperweed)
Lepidium thurberi (Thurber's Pepperweed)
Lepidium virginicum (Poor Man's Pepperweed)
Nasturtium officinale (Watercress)
Noccaea fendleri (Wild Candytuft)
Pennellia micrantha (Mountain Thelypody)
Physaria fendleri (Fendler Bladderpod)
Physaria gooddingii (Goodding's Bladderpod)
Physaria gordonii var. gordonii (Gordon's Bladderpod)
Rorippa sinuata (Spreading Yellow Cress)
Sisymbrium altissimum (Tall Hedge Mustard)
Sisymbrium irio (London Rocket)
Streptanthus carinatus subsp. arizonicus (Arizona Jewel Flower)
Thelypodium wrightii (Wright's Thelypodium)
Thlaspi arvense (Pennycress)
Thysanocarpus curvipes (Fringe-Pod)
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