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Noccaea montana
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Scientific classification
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Noccaea
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N. montana
Binomial name
Noccaea montana
(L.) F. K. Mey.
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Range of Noccaea montana within the United States
Synonyms
  • Noccaea fendleri subsp. glauca (A.Nelson) Al-Shehbaz & M.Koch
  • Thlaspi montanum L.

Noccaea montana, the alpine pennycress, is a flowering plant in the family Brassicaceae. It is found in the Western United States. It has a basal rosette out of which grows "one or several short, unbranched stems that have small, arrow-shaped leaves and end in dense racemes of tiny white flowers."

Distribution and habitat

In the United States, Noccaea montana is found almost completely to the west of a line joining Texas, Colorado, Wyoming, and Montana.

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