Chorispora tenella

Family (Traditional)Brassicaceae
SpeciesChorispora tenella (Pall.) DC.
Common NameBlue Mustard; Crossflower
Growth Habitforb
Plant NotesHabit: forb; Woody/Herbaceous: herbaceous; Terrestrial/Aquatic: Terrestrial;
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate; Simple/Compound: Simple; Leaf Complexity: ; 0; Leaf Type: Broadleaf;
Hypanthium: No; Perianth Absent: No; Fruit Color: ;
*Average C-Value: 0.0
C value N/A
StatusNot Native; TN[SNA] (State Rank); GNR (Global Rank)
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** Not applicable or data not available.

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Species Distribution Map

This species has been reported in the counties highlighted in the interactive distribution map below. Click on a county to display the its name. Click the question mark icon () to view additional information about the ecoregions shown. In the map legend, there are links to toggle the visibility of the ecoregions and/or their labels. In addition, clicking on an ecoregion name will highlight that region on the map.

  • State Boundaries
  • Counties
  • Counties - Species Present
  • Southeastern Plains
    • Blackland Prarie
  • Blue Ridge Mountains
  • Ridge and Valley
  • Cumberland Plateau
  • Cumberland Mountains
  • Allegheny Plateau
  • Interior Plateau
    • Bluegrass Region
    • Nashville Basin
    • Pennyroyal Karst Plain
    • Western Highland Rim
    • Eastern Highland Rim


No synonyms exist for this species.

Specimens and Distribution

This species has been reported in the following counties by the herbaria listed. An overview of the individual specimens are provided in the table that follows. Click on the accession number to view details; click on column headers to sort.

Counties included on distribution map: Casey (KY), Davidson (TN), Shelby (TN), Sumner (TN)

Herbaria represented by specimen data listed below: EKY, MEM, MTSU, TENN

Range of years during which specimens were collected: 1978 - 2008

Accession No. (click for full details) County State Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
MEM012480 Shelby Tennessee 02 May 1978 Vernon M. Bates Jr.
Chorispora tenella
TENN-V-0131917 Sumner Tennessee
Chorispora tenella
31234100339777 Casey Kentucky 17 Apr 2006 Jack Carman
Chorispora tenella
MTSU015247 Davidson Tennessee 25 Apr 2008 Jeron Bradford
Chorispora tenella
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