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Boechera breweri
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Scientific classification

Boechera breweri is a species of flowering plant in the family Brassicaceae known by the common name Brewer's rockcress.


The plant is native to northern California and southern Oregon.

It grows in rocky areas in mountains and valleys, including in the northern Sierra Nevada and the Klamath Mountains.


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Boechera breweri - mt. diablo flowers

Boechera breweri is a perennial herb growing from a woody, branching caudex. It produces hairy, erect stems to up to about 20 centimeters tall. There is a basal clump of leaves around the caudex. They are oval-shaped and up to 3 centimeters long. They are coated in forked hairs. There are also a few leaves farther up the plant with bases that clasp the stem.

The flowers have dark purple sepals and lighter purple petals. The fruit is a long, thin, ascending silique up to 6.5 centimeters long. The flowers have thick pinkish-purple sepals and spoon-shaped pink to purple petals.

The fruit is a long, narrow, purple silique which may be many centimeters long.

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