Plant family: Brassicaceae - Mustard
Plant type: Sub-shrub
Plant origin: N/A, California
Chaparral, Coastal Sage Scrub, Inland Sage Scrub, Woodland/Forest
Boechera sparsiflora,(formerly Arabis sparsiflora) is a perennial herb that is native to California and is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America. The leaves vary in shape from linear to arrowhead-like and may or may not have toothed edges.This plant sends up a tall flower stem with a mass of dangling flower with spoon-shaped petals in shades of purple or pink. It is rarely found in nurseries but we encourage planting as this is and important larval host for the Orangetip butterfly.
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