Brassicaceae
Thlaspi montanum var. montanum

Fendler's Pennycress

Cushion. Stems upright, hairless, rarely branched. Leaves oblong, green or purplish. Basal leaves many, 1/3–1 in. long, entire, with petioles; stem leaves becoming smaller upward, shallowly toothed, clasping stem. Flowers numerous in 1–3 in. head, with white to pinkish purple, spoon-shaped petals. Seedpods flat, circular, with tip notched; stalk 1–2 times longer than seedpod. Grows on talus, alluvial slopes, grassy spots, below 7000 ft.

  • Rarity: Uncommon
  • Flowering Time: Late Spring, Early Summer
  • Life Cycle: Perennial
  • Height: 4--12 inches
  • Habitat: Subalpine, West-Side Forest
  • Found In: Wallowas, Mt. Rainier NP, Olympic NP, Siskiyous, West Gorge
  • Native: Yes