Aphragmus eschscholtzianus Andrz.
FamilyCruciferae — APG family: Brassicaceae
SynonymsEutrema eschscholtzianum (Andrz.) Rollins., Braya eschscholtziana (Andrz.) Benth. & Hook., Oreas involucrata Cham. & Schlecht.
DescriptionPlant with long root and subterranean stolons, with persistent, dilated petioles at base; stems short, underground, glabrous or very nearly so; basal leaves spatulate- ovate, with long, underground petioles strongly dilated at base; stem leaves crowded at top of stem; inflorescence subumbellate; flowers short-pedicellated; petals longer than sepals, obovate, with long claw, white or purplish with purple veins; silicles oblong-ellipsoid with short style, septum lacking.
EcologyVery rare, in solifluction soil. Described from the Aleutian Islands.
Hultén's Flora About

This is a digital representation of Eric Hultén’s ‘Flora of Alaska and Neighboring Territories: A Manual of the Vascular Plants’, which was published by Stanford University Press in 1968. The book was digitized by C. Webb (at UAMN) as part of the Flora of Alaska project, with funding by the US NSF (Grant 1759964 to Ickert-Bond & Webb), and with permission of Stanford University Press. Data and images © 1968 Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Jr. Univ. Usage licence: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0. NB: You may find OCR errors; please refer to the hard-copy if in doubt.