Vascular Plants of the Gila Wilderness
Presented in Association with the
Western New Mexico University Department
of Natural Sciences
Descurainia pinnata (Walter) Britton subsp. ochroleuca (Wooton) Detling
(Western Tansy Mustard)
Sophia ochroleuca Wooton
Descurainia pinnata subsp. ochroleuca blooms early in the spring. It has small, gray dissected leaves and small
white flowers. The distinctive fruits are not linear like D. sophia or D. obtusa, but are short and stubby. The are
described in Martin and Hutchins as "clavate." They are wider distally, but they do appear to come to point rather than being truly club-shaped
partly because of the persistant style.
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Descurainia pinnata subsp. ochroleuca, photo Russ Kleinman, WD Ranch Road near Engineer Canyon, March 28, 2009
Descurainia pinnata subsp. ochroleuca, closeup of fruits, photo Russ Kleinman, WD Ranch Road near Engineer Canyon, March 28, 2009
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