Perennial Rockcress

Common Names:
Perennial Rockcress
Scientific name:
Boechera perennans
Subspecies | Variants:
Boechera glaucovalvula, Boechera pulchra
Elevation range:
1,500 - 6,000 ft.
Flowering Months:
March, April, May, June
Height | Length:
< 24 in.
Life Cycle | Lifeform:
Perennial
State Occurrences:
Parks & Preserves:
Desert region:
Chihuahuan, Great Basin, Mojave

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Perennial Rockcress in the desert

Boechera perennans is an erect perennial herb that bears magenta or purple pendant-like flowers from slender stems.  Burns Canyon, CA | March 2015

Perennial Rockcress 2

Perennial Rockcress in the desert

Boechera perennans has a basal rosette of long narrow spatulate leaves that may be tinged with red. Barker Dam, Joshua Tree National Park | February 2014