California, the northern Rocky Mountains, and states in between
Meadows, open woodland, rocky and gravelly places, from 6,000 to 10,000 feet
Narrowly oblanceolate (basal) to lanceolate (cauline), with a covering of simple and branched hairs
The common name of boechera pendulocarpa, dropseed rockcress, refers to the fruits and their pedicels, which are angled downwards, below the plane, through still held well away from the stem. The narrow, cylindrical fruits are around 1.5 inches long, straight or slightly curved, and hairless when mature, while the pedicels, and the stems, have a covering of simple and branched hairs, these latter with between two and four rays. Leaves have a covering of short hairs, also simple and branched (four to eight rays). Cauline leaves, between two and 17, are angled upwards, close to the stem; they have no lobes at the base.
Flowers are arranged in a vertical, unbranched cluster, of between four and 11; they have hairy, reddish-green sepals and hairless white to pale purple petals.