Twistflower (2)

Streptanthus cordatus

Heartleaf Twistflower
Streptanthus cordatus

Family: Mustard (Brassicaceae)
AKA: Heartleaf Jewel Flower
Photo taken on: June 5, 2005
Location: Almont Triangle, GV, CO
Life Zones: Foothills to montane
Habitat: Dry rocky slopes

Grows to 12". The flowers have purple buds which open to a pale yellow to purplish flower with four twisted petals. The seed pods are long, narrow and point upwards.arrow

Streptanthus cordatus

Heart-shaped, blue-green, waxy leaves clasp the lower stem. Basal leaves are spatula-shaped and toothed.

Flora of North America reference.

Streptanthella longirostris

Little Twistflower
Streptanthella longirostris

Family: Mustard (Brassicaceae)
AKA: Long-beaked Twistflower, Longbeak Streptanthella
Photo taken on: May 10, 2010
Location: Little Wildhorse Canyon, UT
Life Zones: Foothills
Habitat: Dry areas, canyons

Grows to 12" with long, narrow, bluish-green leaves. The purple flower buds open to a tiny, yellowish urn-shaped flower which produces long, drooping seedpods.

Flora of North America reference.

Yellow Long Clusters | Blue/Purple Long Clusters