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slimleaf plains mustard, slimleaf purple mustard
Brassicaceae - Mustard
Leonora Curtin Wetland Preserve, Museum Hill
DescriptionThis native perennial has gray-green and narrowly linear leaves on the branches. The basal leaves are rather small and ovate.
Mature SizeUp to 3 ft.
Flower ColorPurple, Lavender
BloomIn April and May, purple, rose or lavender, 4-petaled flowers with broad, rounded tips appear in clusters at the tips of the branches. They are followed by long, slender, upright seed pods.
Interesting FactsThe Slimleaf purple mustard is widespread in southwestern U.S. (Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, Texas) and adjacent northern Mexico.
Traditional and Medicinal UsesNone found.
Santa Fe Botanical Garden SitesLeonora Curtin Wetland Preserve, Museum Hill