Selected Plants of Navajo Rangelands

Take care of our Navajo Rangelands

Spreading wallflower
Bist’á azéé tsoh

Characteristic four-petal arrangement in a cross or x shape. Petals are yellow.

Spreading wallflower was introduced to North America from Europe and has become naturalized. It is a member of the mustard family. It grows in disturbed areas and fields. Flowers of this plant are small and yellow with four petals. Multiple flowers grow on each stem in a terminal cluster. The plant later forms pods 1 1/4 to 3 1/4 inch long with seeds.

Growth habit: small plants with single stem, sparse foliage, and small yellow flowers in a terminal cluster
Terminal flower cluster showing flowers that have turned into long, needlelike seed pods

Copyright 2018 New Mexico State University. Individual photographers retain all rights to their images. Partially funded by the Western Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Program (; 435.797.2257), project EW15-023. Programs and projects supported by Western SARE are equally open to all people. NMSU is an equal opportunity/affirmative action educator and employer..

NMSU does not discriminate on the basis of age, ancestry, color, disability, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, retaliation, serious medical condition, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, spousal affiliation or protected veteran status in its programs and activities as required by equal opportunity/affirmative action regulations and laws and university policy and rules. For more information please read the NMSU Notice of Non-discrimination (opens in new window).