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Last updated 4/20/2012 by David Giblin.
Sisymbrium linifolium (Nutt.) Nutt.[FNA7, HC2]
lava cress, rush mustard, flax-leaved plainsmustard, Salmon River plainsmustard

Publication: Fl. N. Amer. 1: 91. 1838.

Origin: Native

selected vouchers: WTU

Notes: FNA7: "N. H. Holmgren (2005b) recognized Sisymbrium linifolium and others (see 86. Hesperidanthus) in Schoenocrambe even though the molecular evidence (S. I. Warwick et al. 2002) overwhelmingly shows that the latter is nested within Sisymbrium, whereas the species of Hesperidanthus are not closely related. Indeed, I. A. Al-Shehbaz et al. (2006) placed Hesperidanthus and Sisymbrium in different tribes. This is an example where the superficial resemblances in fruit morphology are the result of convergence and can easily mislead to erroneous taxonomy."

References: (none)

Synonyms & Misapplied Names:
Erysimum glaberrimum Hook. & Arn.
Nasturtium linifolium Nutt.
Schoenocrambe linifolia (Nutt.) Greene[HC]