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Descurainia pinnata (Tanzy Mustard)

Wikipedia Abstract

Descurainia pinnata is a species of flowering plant in the mustard family known by the common name western tansymustard. It is native to North America, where it is widespread and found in varied habitats. It is especially successful in deserts. It is a hardy plant which easily becomes weedy, and can spring up in disturbed, barren sites with bad soil. This is a hairy, heavily branched, mustardlike annual which is quite variable in appearance. There are several subspecies which vary from each other and individuals within a subspecies may look different depending on the climate they endure. This may be a clumping thicket or a tall, erect mustard. It generally does not exceed 70 centimeters in height. It has highly lobed or divided leaves with pointed, toothed lobes or leaflets. At the tips of
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Height [1]  24 inches (0.6 m)
Edible [1]  May be edible. See the Plants For A Future link below for details.
Flower Type [1]  Hermaphrodite
Hazards [1]  The plant is said t be toxic to livestock, causing symptoms similar to selenium poisoning; Known as blind staggers or paralyzed tongue, the animals can become blind, wander aimlessly and lose the ability to swallow;
Lifespan [1]  Annual
Pollinators [1]  Bats
Structure [2]  Herb
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Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Arches National Park II 76539 Utah, United States
Badlands National Park II 178535 South Dakota, United States
Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area V 36286 Montana, Wyoming, United States
Canaveral National Seashore II 9090 Florida, United States
Canyonlands National Park II 335430 Utah, United States
Carlsbad Caverns National Park II 15448 New Mexico, United States
Carolinian-South Atlantic Biosphere Reserve 310228 North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, United States      
Casa Grande National Monument V 468 Arizona, United States
Central Gulf Coastal Plain Biosphere Reserve 40530 United States  
Central Plains Biosphere Reserve 15345 United States  
Craters of the Moon National Monument V 690996 Idaho, United States
Elk Island National Park II 47171 Alberta, Canada
Fort Bowie National Historic Site III 1004 Arizona, United States
Fort Larned National Historic Site III 706 Kansas, United States
Grand Canyon National Park II 1210128 Arizona, United States
Hagerman Fossil Beds National Monument V 4349 Idaho, United States
Hobcaw Barony (North Inlet) National Estuarine Research Reserve 7585 South Carolina, United States
John Day Fossil Beds National Monument III 8594 Oregon, United States
Mojave and Colorado Deserts Biosphere Reserve 5901 California, United States  
Moores Creek National Battlefield III 100 North Carolina, United States
Natural Bridges National Monument III 7412 Utah, United States
Niagara Escarpment Biosphere Reserve 470167 Ontario, Canada  
Oregon Caves National Monument V 456 Oregon, United States
Philip L. Boyd Deep Canyon Desert Research Center 6101 California, United States
Pipe Spring National Monument V 41 Arizona, United States
Santee Coastal Reserve and Washo Reserve State Habitat Area IV 20850 South Carolina, United States  
Shortgrass Steppe LTER Site Long Term Ecological Research   Colorado, United States
White Sands National Monument III 139922 New Mexico, United States
Wind Cave National Park II 29471 South Dakota, United States
Yellowstone Biosphere Reserve II 2196863 Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, United States



Anthocharis cethura (Desert Orangetip)[3]
Anthocharis sara (Sara orange-tip)[3]
Dipodomys ordii (Ord's kangaroo rat)[4]
Euchloe hyantis (Andrew's marble butterfly)[3]
Euchloe olympia (Olympia Marble)[3]
Ovis canadensis (bighorn sheep)[5]
Pontia beckerii (Sagebrush White)[3]
Pontia protodice (Checkered White)[3]




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1Plants For A Future licensed under a Creative Commons License
2Kattge, J. et al. (2011b) TRY - a global database of plant traits Global Change Biology 17:2905-2935
3Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics.
4Dipodomys ordii, Tom E. Garrison and Troy L. Best, MAMMALIAN SPECIES No. 353, pp. 1-10 (1990)
5Bighorn Sheep Diet Selection and Forage Quality in Central Idaho, Guy D. Wagner and James M. Peek, Northwest Science, Vol. 80, No.4, 2006, pp. 246-258
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