Critically Imperiled Plant Profile (Not Listed or Proposed under the Endangered Species Act)
This plant prefers rocky openings on red clay soil. Surrounding vegetation may be chaparral, juniper/cypress woodland, pinyon, or canyon live oak. Photo by Fletcher Linton.
Streptanthus cordatus var. piutensis range map.
Streptanthus cordatus var. piutensis, heartleaf twistflower, Piute Mountains jewelflower
Endemic to California, this jewelflower is known from approximately ten occurrences in Kern County.
- NatureServe has not assessed threats yet.
National Forest and Grassland Occurrence
This photo shows the long, straight, ascending fruits of this jewelflower. Photo by Jim Shevock.
The four petals of this mustard family member are dark purple and linear; the urn-shaped calyx is tipped with short bristles. Photo by Jim Shevock.
Streptanthus cordatus var. piutensis, heartleaf twistflower. Photo by Jim Shevock.