[Jewel Flowers: The Genus Streptanthus West of the Cascade Mountains of Oregon and Washington]

Mountain Jewel Flower, Contorted Streptanthus

Streptanthus tortuosus

Synonyms: Streptanthus tortuosus var. orbiculatus , Streptanthus tortuosus var. tortuosus)

Mountain Jewel Flower, Contorted Streptanthus, Shieldplant: Streptanthus tortuosus (Synonyms: Streptanthus tortuosus var. orbiculatus , Streptanthus tortuosus var. tortuosus)

Mountain jewel flower blooming along the upper sections of Forest Service Road 4201, Siskiyou National Forest..............July 15, 2012.

Flowers of Mountain Jewel Flower, Contorted Streptanthus, Shieldplant: Streptanthus tortuosus (Synonyms: Streptanthus tortuosus var. orbiculatus , Streptanthus tortuosus var. tortuosus) - Mountain Jewel Flower, Contorted Streptanthus, Shieldplant: Streptanthus tortuosus (Synonyms: Streptanthus tortuosus var. orbiculatus , Streptanthus tortuosus var. tortuosus)

Mountain Jewel Flower, Contorted Streptanthus, Shieldplant: Streptanthus tortuosus (Synonyms: Streptanthus tortuosus var. orbiculatus , Streptanthus tortuosus var. tortuosus) - Mountain Jewel Flower, Contorted Streptanthus, Shieldplant: Streptanthus tortuosus (Synonyms: Streptanthus tortuosus var. orbiculatus , Streptanthus tortuosus var. tortuosus)

Close-up of the flowers of mountain jewel flower blooming on the south slopes of Whetstone Butte, Siskiyou National Forest..............July 15, 2012.

Mountain Jewel Flower, Contorted Streptanthus, Shieldplant: Streptanthus tortuosus (Synonyms: Streptanthus tortuosus var. orbiculatus , Streptanthus tortuosus var. tortuosus) - Mountain Jewel Flower, Contorted Streptanthus, Shieldplant: Streptanthus tortuosus (Synonyms: Streptanthus tortuosus var. orbiculatus , Streptanthus tortuosus var. tortuosus)

Mountain jewel flower blooming along the upper sections of Forest Service Road 4201 (or Josephine County Road 4201) several miles northeast of Babyfoot Lake, Siskiyou National Forest..............July 15, 2012.

Paul Slichter