Chorispora tenella (Pall.) DC.

  • Authority

    Gleason, Henry A. & Cronquist, Arthur J. 1991. Manual of vascular plants of northeastern United States and adjacent Canada. lxxv + 910 pp.

  • Family


  • Scientific Name

    Chorispora tenella (Pall.) DC.

  • Description

    Species Description - Widely branched annual 2–4 dm; stem, axis of the infl, and pedicels sparsely beset with stipitate glands; lvs lanceolate to oblanceolate, 3–8 cm, with a few low teeth; sep 7 mm; pet blue-purple, ca 12 mm; pedicels 2–5 mm; frs ascending, the body 2–3 cm, the beak 1–2 cm; 2n=14. Native of c. Asia, established as a weed in w. U.S. and occasionally adventive in our range. May–July. Malcolmia maritima R. Br., an Old World sp. habitally similar to C. tenella, but eglandular and without the cross-partitions in the scarcely beaked fr, is adventive on L.I.

  • Common Names

    blue mustard