Coincya monensis (L.) Greuter & Burdet ssp. recurvata (Allioni) Leadlay

Locations ofCoincya monensis (L.) Greuter & Burdet ssp. recurvata (Allioni) Leadlay in Virginia

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Botanical Name
Coincya monensis (L.) Greuter & Burdet ssp. recurvata (Allioni) Leadlay
Common Name
Flora of Virginia Name/Status
in Taxa Not Treated: Waifs
A detailed account of the first record of this species in Virginia may be found in Castanea 76(2):177-178 (2011). It's interesting to note that the same station supports a population of another mustard, Erysimum capitatum, thought to be a native disjunct population. At the time of it's discovery about two decades earlier, Coincya was not present at the site. The occurrence of Coincya on a shale barren is of some concern since the species has invasive tendencies in areas where it is well established.
Shale barren in Alleghany County. Although adjacent to a road, the plants were found among a natural assemblage of native species including several shale barren endemics. Native of Europe, introduced to North America in the late 19th century and now well established in PA, NY, and elsewhere.
Native Status

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