Descurainia sophia

ClassificationDicots
FamilyBrassicaceae
Family (Traditional)Brassicaceae
GenusDescurainia
Species:Descurainia sophia (L.) Webb ex Prantl
Common NameHerb Sophia
Growth Habitforb
Plant Notes**
CharacteristicsArmaments: No; Milky Sap: No; Photosynthetic: Yes; Stipules: No; Woody Herbaceous: Herbaceous; Natural Area Presence: GILES; Duration: Annual; Duration: Biennial; General Ecology: Terrestrial; Growth Habit: forb; Moisture Requirements: Xeric; Moisture Requirements: Sub-xeric; Moisture Requirements: Dry-mesic; Moisture Requirements: Mesic; Region of Origin: Asia; Region of Origin: Europe; Reproductive Phenology: April; Reproductive Phenology: May; Reproductive Phenology: June; Reproductive Phenology: July; Reproductive Phenology: August; Leaf Arrangement: alternate; Leaf Fragrance: No; Leaf Persistance: Deciduous; Leaf Petiole Type: petiolate; Leaf Petiole Type: sessile; Leaf Petiole Type: subpetiolate; Leaf Type: broadleaf; Leaflet Margins: entire; Anther Type: Basifixed; Base Flower Color: Yellow; Carpel Number/Pistil: 2; Fruit Complexity: Simple; Fruit Dehiscence: Yes; Fruit Type: Capsule; Fruit Type: Silique; Fruit Wet/Dry: Dry; Hypanthium Present: No; Ovary Position: Superior; Overall Flower Symmetry: Actinomorphic; Perianth Present: Yes; Petal Fusion: No; Petal Number: 4; Pistil Complexity: Compound; Pistil Number: 1; Placentation Type: Parietal; Sepal Fusion: No; Sepal Number: 4; Sexuality: monoclinous; Sporangium Arrangement: N/A; Stamen Number: 6
C value N/A
StatusNot Native; TN[SNA] KY[SNA] (State Rank); GNR (Global Rank)
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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.

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Ecoregions
  • 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

Synonyms

SynonymFull Citation
Sisymbrium sophia Sisymbrium sophia L.
Sophia sophia Sophia sophia (L.) Britt.

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: Campbell (KY), Franklin (KY), Fulton (KY), Davidson (TN), Rutherford (TN), Shelby (TN)

Herbaria represented by specimen data listed below: APSC, EKY, KNK, TENN

Range of years during which specimens were collected: 1974 - 1983

Accession No. (click for full details) County State Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
31234100339926 Franklin Kentucky 19 May 1983 Steven Rice
FR-588
EKY
Descurainia sophia
31973000007354 Campbell Kentucky 09 Jun 1974 Thieret, John
48240
KNK
Descurainia sophia
TENN-V-0108422 Fulton Kentucky
TENN
Descurainia sophia
TENN-V-0108368 Shelby Tennessee
TENN
Descurainia sophia
APSC0020915 Davidson Tennessee
APSC
Descurainia sophia
APSC0060746 Campbell Kentucky
APSC
Descurainia sophia
APSC0020914 Rutherford Tennessee
APSC
Descurainia sophia
TENN-V-0108366 Rutherford Tennessee
TENN
Descurainia sophia
TENN-V-0108369 Shelby Tennessee
TENN
Descurainia sophia
TENN-V-0108367 Rutherford Tennessee
TENN
Descurainia sophia
APSC0076490 Campbell Kentucky
APSC
Descurainia sophia
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