Flixweed,  Brassicaceae (Mustard)  Descurainia  sophia
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Seed pod - November 9, 2005, Between Vernon and Cedar Fort, Tooele County, Utah  - ©Nicky Davis 

Size:  8 to 24  inches tall,  Flowers: yellow to yellowish-green, petals are not longer than the sepals  Leaves:  alternate, 2 to 3 times pinnately compound,  narrow and segments with hairs. Fruit:  stalk of the seed pod is .17 to .49 inches long, seed pods are 1/2 to 1 1/3 inches long.  10 to 20 seeds in one row in each half of the silique, oblong-ellipsoid, bright orange.  

The similar Descurainia pinnata  has  pods 3/4 inch long with stalks about  the same length.

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