Noteworthy Collections: Virginia 76(2)


Derick B. Poindexter

Additional Authors:

Zack E. Murrell


June 2011


noteworthy collections, non-native,

Coincya monensis (L.) Greuter & Burdet (BRASSICACEAE)—Alleghany County: Located along VA 18 (Potts Creek Rd.) traveling north, ca. 3.2 km southwest of Covington, north of Jordan Mines. Growing in dry shale barren, along a steep ridge. Associates: Antennaria virginica Stebbins, Cheilanthes lanosa (Michx.) D.C. Eaton, Draba ramosissima Desv., Eriogonum allenii S. Watson, Minuartia michauxii (Fenzl) Farw. var. michauxii, Packera antennariifolia (Britton) W.A. Weber & A´. Lo¨ve, Quercus ilicifolia Wangenh., and Sedum glaucophyllum R.T. Clausen; ca. 37u43955.560N, 80u02930.540W; 4 July 2007, D.B. Poindexter 07-539 with Z.E. Murrell, G. Bresowar, and E. Gillespie (BOON).

Significance. This appears to be the first record of this species from Virginia. Coincya monensis, commonly referred to as Coincya or Wallflower-cabbage, was not listed as occurring in the Commonwealth by Kartesz (2010), Naczi and Thieret (1996), the PLANTS Database (United States Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service 2010), Weakley (2010), Warwick (2010), or Wieboldt et al. (2010). Coincya monensis is known from other surrounding states including Kentucky, Maryland, North Carolina, and West Virginia (Kartesz 2010). Although this European species is generally regarded as an annual, it often expresses a biennial or even perennial growth habit (Warwick 2010).