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|Family: Brassicaceae (Cruciferae)||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Boechera||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Boechera perennans (S. Watson) W.A. Weber
Habit: Caudex woody. Stem: generally 2--5 per caudex branch, arising laterally below sterile shoot or leaf rosette, generally elevated on woody base; generally 2--7 dm, proximally with short-stalked, 2-rayed hairs 0.2--0.4 mm, generally mixed with 3--5-rayed (or simple) hairs. Leaf: basal generally 3--15 mm wide, dentate; hairs short-stalked, 3--6-rayed, 0.2--0.4 mm; cauline 4--17, distal glabrous, basal lobes 0.5--3.5 mm. Inflorescence: 16--35-flowered, not 1-sided in fruit; fruit pedicel +- horizontal near base, generally +- recurved near tip, 6--25 mm, glabrous or hairs few. Flower: sepals hairy; petals 5--9 mm, 1--1.5 mm wide, white to +- purple; pollen ellipsoid. Fruit: pendent, not appressed, 3--7 cm, 1.7--2.1 mm wide, glabrous; style 0.05--0.4 mm; ovules 60--96. Seed: in 1 row, 1.1--1.5 mm; wing 0.1--0.2 mm wide. Chromosomes: 2n=14.
Ecology: Rocky slopes, gravelly soil, desert, chaparral, low montane habitats; Elevation: 500--2000 m. Bioregional Distribution: s SNH, SnGb, SnBr, e PR, SNE, D; Distribution Outside California: to Utah, New Mexico, northern Mexico. Flowering Time: Feb--May
Synonyms: Arabis perennans S. Watson
eFlora Treatment Author: Michael D. Windham & Ihsan A. Al-Shehbaz
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Previous taxon: Boechera pendulocarpa
Next taxon: Boechera pinetorum
Citation for this treatment: Michael D. Windham & Ihsan A. Al-Shehbaz 2016. Boechera perennans, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=15799, accessed on July 27, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on July 27, 2016.