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Sisymbrium altissimum (tall tumblemustard)

Synonyms: Erysimum sinapistrum; Hesperis altissima; Norta altissima; Sisymbrium brachypetalum; Sisymbrium pannonicum; Sisymbrium sinapistrum

Wikipedia Abstract

Sisymbrium altissimum is a species of Sisymbrium. The plant is native to the western part of the Mediterranean Basin in Europe and Northern Africa and is widely naturalized throughout most of the world, including all of North America. It was probably introduced into North America by a contaminant crop seed. The plant grows in soils of all textures, even sand. The plant germinates in winter or early spring. The blooming time is lengthy, and after maturity the plant forms a tumbleweed. Common names of the plant include Jim Hill mustard, after James J. Hill, a Canadian-American railroad magnate, tall tumblemustard, tall mustard, tumble mustard, tumbleweed mustard, tall sisymbrium, and tall hedge mustard.
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Height [1]  39 inches (1 m)
Light Preference [2]  Mostly Sunny
Soil Acidity [2]  Moderate Acid
Soil Fertility [2]  Mostly Infertile
Soil Moisture [2]  Moist
Edible [1]  May be edible. See the Plants For A Future link below for details.
Flower Type [1]  Hermaphrodite
Lifespan [1]  Annual
Pollinators [1]  Insects, Lepidoptera
Structure [3]  Herb
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Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Acadia National Park II 35996 Maine, United States
Agate Fossil Beds National Monument V 4731 Nebraska, United States
Algonquin Provincial Park IV 1868802 Ontario, Canada
Arches National Park II 76539 Utah, United States
Avon Gorge Woodlands 376 England, United Kingdom
Badlands National Park II 178535 South Dakota, United States
Belovezhskaya Pushcha Biosphere Reserve National Park II 218515 Belarus
Berwyn a Mynyddoedd de Clwyd/ Berwyn and South Clwyd Mountains 67265 Wales, United Kingdom
Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area V 36286 Montana, Wyoming, United States
Braunton Burrows 3328 England, United Kingdom
Breckland 18652 England, United Kingdom
Bruce Peninsula National Park II   Ontario, Canada
Canyonlands National Park II 335430 Utah, United States
Carlsbad Caverns National Park II 15448 New Mexico, United States
Carmarthen Bay and Estuaries/ Bae Caerfyrddin ac Aberoedd 163340 Wales, United Kingdom
Central Plains Biosphere Reserve 15345 United States  
Craters of the Moon National Monument V 690996 Idaho, United States
Death Valley National Park II 762125 California, Nevada, United States
Dee Estuary/ Aber Dyfrdwy 39057 England/Wales, United Kingdom
Devils Tower National Monument V 1361 Wyoming, United States
Dornoch Firth and Morrich More 21499 Scotland, United Kingdom
Dorset Heaths (Purbeck and Wareham) and Studland Dunes 5491 England, United Kingdom
Edwin S. George Reserve 1297 Michigan, United States
Fenland 1529 England, United Kingdom
Firth of Tay & Eden Estuary 38085 Scotland, United Kingdom
Forillon National Park II 61010 Quebec, Canada  
Galichia Gora Zapovednik Ia 568 Lipetsk, Russia
Gateway National Recreation Area V 1807 New Jersey, United States
Georgian Bay Islands National Park II   Ontario, Canada
Grand Canyon National Park II 1210128 Arizona, United States
Grasslands National Park II 128635 Saskatchewan, Canada
Gwaii Haanas National Park Reserve II 366714 British Columbia, Canada
Hagerman Fossil Beds National Monument V 4349 Idaho, United States
Humber Estuary 90582 England, United Kingdom
Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore II 8272 Indiana, United States
Isle of Portland to Studland Cliffs 3577 England, United Kingdom
Isle Royale Biosphere Reserve Ib 571799 Michigan, United States
Jasper National Park II 2776809 Alberta, Canada
Khopersky Zapovednik Ia 47103 Russia  
Knife River Indian Villages National Hist. Site National Historic Site III 1756 North Dakota, United States
Kootenay National Park II 341762 British Columbia, Canada
Kouchibouguac National Park II 59161 New Brunswick, Canada
La Mauricie National Park II 131706 Quebec, Canada
Lago Puelo National Park II 47607 Chubut, Argentina
Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument V 755 Montana, United States
Lizard Point 34565 England, United Kingdom    
Lower Derwent Valley 2263 England, United Kingdom
Mojave and Colorado Deserts Biosphere Reserve 5901 California, United States  
Morecambe Bay 151985 England, United Kingdom
Natural Bridges National Monument III 7412 Utah, United States
Nez Perce National Historical Park V 2076 Idaho, United States
Niagara Escarpment Biosphere Reserve 470167 Ontario, Canada  
North Norfolk Coast 7926 England, United Kingdom  
Palava Protected Landscape Area V   Czech Republic  
Pen Llyn a`r Sarnau/ Lleyn Peninsula and the Sarnau 360832 Wales, United Kingdom
Petrified Forest National Park II 44522 Arizona, United States
Pevensey Levels 8860 England, United Kingdom  
Philip L. Boyd Deep Canyon Desert Research Center 6101 California, United States
Pipestone National Monument V 326 Minnesota, United States
Point Pelee National Park II 5764 Ontario, Canada
Riding Mountain Biosphere Reserve II 762028 Manitoba, Canada
Rondeau Provincial Park II 5035 Ontario, Canada
Saint Lawrence Islands National Park II   Ontario, Canada
San Dimas Biosphere Reserve 17161 California, United States  
Scotts Bluff National Monument V 3185 Nebraska, United States
Sefton Coast 11278 England, United Kingdom
Severn Estuary/ Môr Hafren 182155 England/Wales, United Kingdom
Shortgrass Steppe LTER Site Long Term Ecological Research   Colorado, United States
Solent Maritime 27985 England, United Kingdom
The Wash and North Norfolk Coast 266284 England, United Kingdom
Thursley, Ash, Pirbright and Chobham 12696 England, United Kingdom
Ukrainskii Stepnoi Zapovednik Nature Zapovednik Ia 2920 Ukraine  
Voronezhskiy Biosphere Reserve 95835 Russia  
Walnut Canyon National Monument V 3386 Arizona, United States
Wapusk National Park II 2614324 Manitoba, Canada
Wind Cave National Park II 29471 South Dakota, United States
Wood Buffalo National Park II 11038545 Alberta, Canada
Yoho National Park II 317576 British Columbia, Canada
Zion National Park II 135667 Utah, United States


Baris laticollis[4]
Callipepla californica (Californian Quail)[5]
Ceutorhynchus syrites[4]
Contarinia nasturtii[4]
Euchloe ausonides (Large marble butterfly)[5]
Euchloe hyantis (Andrew's marble butterfly)[5]
Gephyraulus raphanistri[4]
Pieris rapae (imported cabbageworm)[5]
Pontia beckerii (Sagebrush White)[5]
Pontia occidentalis (Western White)[6]
Pontia protodice (Checkered White)[5]
Pontia sisymbrii (California White)[5]
Spermophilus xanthoprymnus (Asia Minor ground squirrel)[7]
Urocitellus washingtoni (Washington ground squirrel)[8]


Parasitized by 
Erysiphe cruciferarum[5]




Attributes / relations provided by
1Plants For A Future licensed under a Creative Commons License
2ECOFACT 2a Technical Annex - Ellenberg’s indicator values for British Plants, M O Hill, J O Mountford, D B Roy & R G H Bunce (1999)
3Kattge, J. et al. (2011b) TRY - a global database of plant traits Global Change Biology 17:2905-2935
4Biological Records Centre Database of Insects and their Food Plants
5Jorrit 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.
6Butterflies of Canada, Canadian Biodiversity Information Facility
7Spermophilus xanthoprymnus (Rodentia: Sciuridae), MUTLU KART Gür AND HAKAN Gür, MAMMALIAN SPECIES 42(864):183–194 (2010)
8Spermophilus washingtoni, Eric A. Rickart and Eric Yensen, MAMMALIAN SPECIES No. 371, pp. 1-5 (1991)
Protected Areas provided by Biological Inventories of the World's Protected Areas in cooperation between the Information Center for the Environment at the University of California, Davis and numerous collaborators.
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Carlsbad Caverns National Park
Edwin S. George Reserve, University of Michigan, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
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