OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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Most habitat and range descriptions were obtained from Weakley's Flora.

Your search found 64 taxa in the family Brassicaceae, Mustard family, as understood by PLANTS National Database.

                   

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camera icon Common Name: Rocktwist, Branched Draba, Appalachian Draba

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Draba ramosissima   FAMILY: Brassicaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Draba ramosissima   FAMILY: Brassicaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Draba ramosissima 088-01-001   FAMILY: Brassicaceae

 

Habitat: In crevices of rock outcrops, or in dry talus slopes, over a variety of rock types (including limestone, dolostone, schist, gneiss, shale)

Rare

Native to North Carolina

 


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camera icon Common Name: Sweet Alyssum

Weakley's Flora: (10/20/20) Lobularia maritima   FAMILY: Brassicaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Lobularia maritima   FAMILY: Brassicaceae

 

Habitat: Disturbed areas, lawns

Non-native: Europe

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Shortpod Draba, Short-fruited Draba

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Abdra brachycarpa   FAMILY: Brassicaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Draba brachycarpa   FAMILY: Brassicaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Draba brachycarpa 088-01-002   FAMILY: Brassicaceae

 

Habitat: Granitic flatrocks, open places (fields, roadsides, woodland margins, disturbed areas)

Uncommon in Piedmont & SC Mountains (rare elsewhere in GA-NC-SC)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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Common Name: Flatrock Draba, Open-ground Whitlow-grass, Granite Whitlow-wort, Sun-loving Draba

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Abdra aprica   FAMILY: Brassicaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Draba aprica   FAMILY: Brassicaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Draba aprica 088-01-003   FAMILY: Brassicaceae

 

Habitat: Shallow soils around and under Juniperus virginiana on granitic flatrocks and amphibolite outcrops, {habitats in the Interior Highlands}

Rare

Native to South Carolina & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Whitlow-grass, Spring Draba

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Draba verna   FAMILY: Brassicaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Draba verna   FAMILY: Brassicaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Draba verna 088-01-006   FAMILY: Brassicaceae

 

Habitat: Disturbed areas, especially in dry, barren soils, including granitic flatrocks

Common (uncommon in NC Coastal Plain, rare in SC Coastal Plain)

Non-native: Europe

 


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Common Name: Perfoliate Pennycress, Thoroughwort Pennycress

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Noccaea perfoliata   FAMILY: Brassicaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Microthlaspi perfoliatum   FAMILY: Brassicaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Thlaspi perfoliatum 088-02-001   FAMILY: Brassicaceae

 

Habitat: Fields, disturbed areas

Rare

Non-native: Europe

 


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camera icon Common Name: Field Pennycress, Frenchweed

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Thlaspi arvense   FAMILY: Brassicaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Thlaspi arvense   FAMILY: Brassicaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Thlaspi arvense 088-02-002   FAMILY: Brassicaceae

 

Habitat: Fields, disturbed areas

Uncommon in NC (rare in GA & SC)

Non-native: Europe

 


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Common Name: Garlic Pennycress, Roadside Pennycress

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Mummenhoffia alliacea   FAMILY: Brassicaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Thlaspi alliaceum   FAMILY: Brassicaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Thlaspi alliaceum 088-02-003   FAMILY: Brassicaceae

 

Habitat: Fields, disturbed areas, roadsides

Uncommon in NC, rare in GA (spreading very aggressively along roadsides and into fields in some areas)

Non-native: Europe

 


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Common Name: Cow Cress, Field Pepperwort, Field Cress, Field Pepperweed

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Lepidium campestre   FAMILY: Brassicaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Lepidium campestre   FAMILY: Brassicaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Lepidium campestre 088-04-002   FAMILY: Brassicaceae

 

Habitat: Disturbed areas

Common in Carolina Mountains & NC Piedmont, uncommon in GA Mountains (rare elsewhere in GA-NC-SC)

Non-native: Europe

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Poor Man's Pepper, Peppergrass

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Lepidium virginicum var. virginicum   FAMILY: Brassicaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Lepidium virginicum var. virginicum   FAMILY: Brassicaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Lepidium virginicum 088-04-003   FAMILY: Brassicaceae

 

Habitat: Disturbed areas

Common

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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Common Name: Broadleaf Pepper-grass, Dittander

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Lepidium latifolium   FAMILY: Brassicaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Lepidium latifolium   FAMILY: Brassicaceae

 

Habitat: Disturbed areas

Non-native: Mediterranean Europe, northern Africa, western Asia

 


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Common Name: Wart-cress, Lesser Swine-cress

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Lepidium didymum   FAMILY: Brassicaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Coronopus didymus   FAMILY: Brassicaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Coronopus didymus 088-05-001   FAMILY: Brassicaceae

 

Habitat: Fields, roadsides, disturbed areas

Common in Coastal Plain, uncommon in Piedmont, rare in Mountains

Non-native: South America

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Common Shepherd's Purse

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Capsella bursa-pastoris   FAMILY: Brassicaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Capsella bursa-pastoris   FAMILY: Brassicaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Capsella bursa-pastoris 088-06-001   FAMILY: Brassicaceae

 

Habitat: Fields, roadsides, gardens, disturbed areas

Common

Non-native: Europe

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Southeastern Sea Rocket, Harper's Searocket

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Cakile harperi   FAMILY: Brassicaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Cakile edentula ssp. harperi   FAMILY: Brassicaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Cakile harperi 088-08-001   FAMILY: Brassicaceae

 

Habitat: Beaches, at or near the wrack line

Common in Coastal Plain

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Wild Radish, Jointed Charlock, White Charlock

Weakley's Flora: (2/8/20) Raphanus raphanistrum ssp. raphanistrum   FAMILY: Brassicaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS National Database: Raphanus raphanistrum   FAMILY: Brassicaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Raphanus raphanistrum 088-10-001   FAMILY: Brassicaceae

 

Habitat: Fields, roadsides, disturbed areas

Non-native: Mediterranean Europe

 


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Common Name: Wallflower-cabbage, Coincya, Star-mustard

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Coincya monensis ssp. recurvata   FAMILY: Brassicaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Coincya monensis ssp. recurvata   FAMILY: Brassicaceae

(?) (MISIDENTIFIED) Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Brassica erucastrum 088-11-003   FAMILY: Brassicaceae

 

Habitat: Roadsides

Rare

Non-native: Eurasia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Common Dog-mustard, Rocket-weed, French Rocket

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Erucastrum gallicum   FAMILY: Brassicaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Erucastrum gallicum   FAMILY: Brassicaceae

 

Habitat: Disturbed areas

Waif(s)

Non-native: Europe

 


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Common Name: Mustard Greens, Indian Mustard, Brown Mustard, Chinese Mustard

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Brassica juncea   FAMILY: Brassicaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Brassica juncea   FAMILY: Brassicaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Brassica juncea 088-11-004   FAMILY: Brassicaceae

 

Habitat: Fields, disturbed areas

Uncommon in SC, uncommon in NC Mountains, uncommon in GA Coastal Plain (rare elsewhere in GA & NC)

Non-native: Eurasia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Rapeseed, Canola, Rutabaga

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Brassica napus   FAMILY: Brassicaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Brassica napus   FAMILY: Brassicaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Brassica napus 088-11-005   FAMILY: Brassicaceae

 

Habitat: Fields, disturbed areas

Rare

Non-native: Eurasia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Turnip, Field Mustard, Field Rape, Chinese Cabbage

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Brassica rapa   FAMILY: Brassicaceae

INCLUDING PLANTS National Database: Brassica rapa var. rapa   FAMILY: Brassicaceae

INCLUDING Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Brassica napus 088-11-005?   FAMILY: Brassicaceae

 

Habitat: Fields, disturbed areas

Common (uncommon in SC Piedmont) (rare in Coastal Plain of GA & SC)

Non-native: Europe

 


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Common Name: Black Mustard, Charlock

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Rhamphospermum nigrum   FAMILY: Brassicaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Brassica nigra   FAMILY: Brassicaceae

 

Habitat: Fields, disturbed areas

Waif(s)

Non-native: Eurasia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Garlic Mustard, Hedge Garlic

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Alliaria petiolata   FAMILY: Brassicaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Alliaria petiolata   FAMILY: Brassicaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Alliaria petiolata 088-13-001   FAMILY: Brassicaceae

 

Habitat: Moist forests in bottomlands and on slopes

Rare

Non-native: Europe

 


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Common Name: Hedge Mustard

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Sisymbrium officinale   FAMILY: Brassicaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Sisymbrium officinale   FAMILY: Brassicaceae

INCLUDING Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Sisymbrium officinale var. officinale 088-14-001   FAMILY: Brassicaceae

 

Habitat: Fields, pastures, barnyards, disturbed areas

Common (rare in Coastal Plain)

Non-native: Europe

 


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Common Name: Tumble Mustard, Jim Hill Mustard, Tall Hedge-mustard

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Sisymbrium altissimum   FAMILY: Brassicaceae

(?) PLANTS National Database: Sisymbrium altissimum   FAMILY: Brassicaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Sisymbrium altissimum 088-14-002   FAMILY: Brassicaceae

 

Habitat: Fields, disturbed areas

Rare or waifs

Non-native: Eurasia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Mouse-ear Cress

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Arabidopsis thaliana   FAMILY: Brassicaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Arabidopsis thaliana   FAMILY: Brassicaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Arabidopsis thaliana 088-15-001   FAMILY: Brassicaceae

 

Habitat: Disturbed areas, fields, roadsides, lawns

Common (uncommon in GA Coastal Plain)

Non-native: Eurasia

 


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speaker icon Common Name: Southeastern Tansy-mustard

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Descurainia pinnata var. pinnata   FAMILY: Brassicaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Descurainia pinnata ssp. pinnata   FAMILY: Brassicaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Descurainia pinnata 088-16-002   FAMILY: Brassicaceae

 

Habitat: Open sandy areas, especially roadsides

Common in Coastal Plain of GA & SC, uncommon in NC Coastal Plain

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Dame's Rocket

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Hesperis matronalis   FAMILY: Brassicaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Hesperis matronalis   FAMILY: Brassicaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Hesperis matronalis 088-17-001   FAMILY: Brassicaceae

 

Habitat: Bottomlands, roadsides, moist forests

Common in NC Mountains, rare or waifs elsewhere in GA-NC-SC

Non-native: Europe

 


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Common Name: Purple Rocket

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Iodanthus pinnatifidus   FAMILY: Brassicaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Iodanthus pinnatifidus   FAMILY: Brassicaceae

 

Habitat: Rich forests of bottomlands and lower slopes, bottomland fields

Native: northwest of the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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Common Name: Wormseed Mustard, Wormseed Wallflower

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Erysimum cheiranthoides   FAMILY: Brassicaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Erysimum cheiranthoides   FAMILY: Brassicaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Erysimum cheiranthoides 088-18-001   FAMILY: Brassicaceae

 

Habitat: Fields, gardens, roadsides, along railroads, other disturbed areas

Rare or waif(s)

Non-native: Eurasia

 


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Common Name: Bog Yellowcress, Marshcress

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Rorippa palustris ssp. palustris   FAMILY: Brassicaceae

INCLUDING PLANTS National Database: Rorippa palustris ssp. fernaldiana   FAMILY: Brassicaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH (MISAPPLIED) Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Rorippa islandica 088-19-003   FAMILY: Brassicaceae

 

Habitat: Marshes, bogs, seeps

Common (uncommon in GA Coastal Plain)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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Common Name: Austrian Yellowcress, Yellow Cress

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Rorippa austriaca   FAMILY: Brassicaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Rorippa austriaca   FAMILY: Brassicaceae

 

Habitat: Hay meadows, other disturbed areas

Non-native: Europe

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Watercress

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Nasturtium officinale   FAMILY: Brassicaceae

(?) PLANTS National Database: Nasturtium officinale   FAMILY: Brassicaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Nasturtium officinale 088-20-001   FAMILY: Brassicaceae

 

Habitat: Streams, springs, seepages

Common in Mountains of GA & NC, uncommon in SC Coastal Plain (rare elsewhere in GA-NC-SC)

Non-native: Eurasia

 


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Common Name: Narrow-fruited Watercress, One-row Yellowcress

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Nasturtium microphyllum   FAMILY: Brassicaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Nasturtium microphyllum   FAMILY: Brassicaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Nasturtium officinale 088-20-001?   FAMILY: Brassicaceae

 

Habitat: Streams, springs

Waif(s)

Non-native: Europe

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Early Winter-cress, Creasy

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Barbarea verna   FAMILY: Brassicaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Barbarea verna   FAMILY: Brassicaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Barbarea verna 088-22-001   FAMILY: Brassicaceae

 

Habitat: Fields, disturbed areas

Common (uncommon in GA Piedmont) (rare in SC Coastal Plain)

Non-native: Eurasia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Yellow Rocket-cress, Common Winter-cress, Yellow Rocket, Creasy

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Barbarea vulgaris   FAMILY: Brassicaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Barbarea vulgaris   FAMILY: Brassicaceae

INCLUDING Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Barbarea vulgaris var. arcuata 088-22-002   FAMILY: Brassicaceae

 

Habitat: Fields, disturbed areas

Common in Mountains, common in NC (uncommon in SC Piedmont) (rare elsewhere in GA & SC)

Non-native: Eurasia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Broadleaf Toothwort, Crinkleroot, Pepperroot, Two-leaved Toothwort

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Cardamine diphylla   FAMILY: Brassicaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Cardamine diphylla   FAMILY: Brassicaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Cardamine diphylla 088-23-001   FAMILY: Brassicaceae

 

Habitat: Rich, mesic forests

Common in Mountains (uncommon in NC Piedmont, rare elsewhere in GA-NC-SC)

Native to North Carolina & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Eastern Slender Toothwort

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Cardamine angustata   FAMILY: Brassicaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Cardamine angustata   FAMILY: Brassicaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Cardamine angustata var. angustata 088-23-002a   FAMILY: Brassicaceae

 

Habitat: Rich, mesic forests

Uncommon in GA Mountains & NC Piedmont (rare elsewhere in GA-NC-SC)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Dissected Toothwort, Fineleaf Toothwort, Forkleaf Toothwort

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Cardamine dissecta   FAMILY: Brassicaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS National Database: Cardamine dissecta   FAMILY: Brassicaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Cardamine angustata var. multifida 088-23-002b   FAMILY: Brassicaceae

 

Habitat: Rich, mesic forests

Rare

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Cutleaf Toothwort

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Cardamine concatenata   FAMILY: Brassicaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Cardamine concatenata   FAMILY: Brassicaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Cardamine concatenata 088-23-003   FAMILY: Brassicaceae

 

Habitat: Rich, mesic forests

Common in Mountains, uncommon in Piedmont, rare in Coastal Plain

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Bulbous Bittercress, Spring Cress

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Cardamine bulbosa   FAMILY: Brassicaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Cardamine bulbosa   FAMILY: Brassicaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Cardamine bulbosa 088-23-004   FAMILY: Brassicaceae

 

Habitat: Swampy forests and bogs, primarily (but not strictly) in circumneutral soils over limestone or mafic rocks

Uncommon in Carolina Coastal Plain (rare elsewhere in GA-NC-SC)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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Common Name: Limestone Bittercress, Douglass's Bittercress, Purple Cress, Pink Spring-cress

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Cardamine douglassii   FAMILY: Brassicaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Cardamine douglassii   FAMILY: Brassicaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Cardamine douglassii 088-23-005   FAMILY: Brassicaceae

 

Habitat: Nutrient-rich, mesic forests, especially alluvial bottomlands, and in nutrient-rich seepages

Rare

Native to North Carolina

 


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Common Name: Mountain Watercress, American Bittercress

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Cardamine rotundifolia   FAMILY: Brassicaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Cardamine rotundifolia   FAMILY: Brassicaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Cardamine rotundifolia 088-23-006   FAMILY: Brassicaceae

 

Habitat: Seeps, streambanks, swampy depressions, sand and gravel bars in creeks

Rare

Native to North Carolina

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Mountain Bittercress, Clematis-leaved Bittercress

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Cardamine clematitis   FAMILY: Brassicaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Cardamine clematitis   FAMILY: Brassicaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Cardamine clematitis 088-23-007   FAMILY: Brassicaceae

 

Habitat: Shaded brookbanks, rock outcrops with seepage, at high elevations (1200m and above)

Rare

Native to North Carolina & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Blue Ridge Bittercress

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Cardamine flagellifera +   FAMILY: Brassicaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Cardamine flagellifera +   FAMILY: Brassicaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Cardamine clematitis 088-23-007?   FAMILY: Brassicaceae

 

Look for it in seepages, on streambanks, & in moist cove or bottomland forests, mainly at moderate to low elevations

Rare or uncommon, depending on variety

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Hairy Bittercress

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Cardamine hirsuta   FAMILY: Brassicaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Cardamine hirsuta   FAMILY: Brassicaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Cardamine hirsuta 088-23-008   FAMILY: Brassicaceae

 

Habitat: Disturbed areas, including fields and gardens

Common

Non-native: Europe

 


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Common Name: Woodland Bittercress, Hidden Bittercress

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Cardamine occulta   FAMILY: Brassicaceae

(?) INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS National Database: Cardamine flexuosa   FAMILY: Brassicaceae

(?) INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Cardamine flexuosa 088-23-009   FAMILY: Brassicaceae

 

Habitat: Disturbed areas

Rare

Non-native: east Asia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Pennsylvania Bittercress, Quaker Bittercress

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Cardamine pensylvanica   FAMILY: Brassicaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Cardamine pensylvanica   FAMILY: Brassicaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Cardamine pensylvanica 088-23-010   FAMILY: Brassicaceae

 

Habitat: Various wet habitats, especially swampy depressions, streambanks, small woodland seeps

Common

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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Common Name: Streambank Bittercress, Small-anthered Bittercress

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Cardamine micranthera   FAMILY: Brassicaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Cardamine micranthera   FAMILY: Brassicaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Cardamine micranthera 088-23-011   FAMILY: Brassicaceae

 

Habitat: Sand and gravel bars in creeks, swampy floodplain woods, seepage over rocks

Rare

Native to North Carolina

 


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speaker icon Common Name: Sand Bittercress, Small-flowered Bittercress

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Cardamine parviflora var. arenicola   FAMILY: Brassicaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Cardamine parviflora var. arenicola   FAMILY: Brassicaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Cardamine parviflora var. arenicola 088-23-012   FAMILY: Brassicaceae

 

Habitat: Various habitats, primarily seasonally wet areas with shallow soil or sand, also on mafic outcrop glades, as on greenstone, diabase, and nutrient-rich granites

Common (uncommon in Coastal Plain)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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Common Name: Narrowleaf Bittercress, Bushy Bittercress

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Cardamine impatiens   FAMILY: Brassicaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Cardamine impatiens   FAMILY: Brassicaceae

 

Habitat: Alluvial floodplains (in NC, VA, and WV, notably in the New River drainage)

Rare

Non-native: Europe

 


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camera icon Common Name: Tennessee Gladecress, Least Glade-cress

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Leavenworthia exigua var. exigua   FAMILY: Brassicaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Leavenworthia exigua var. exigua   FAMILY: Brassicaceae

 

Habitat: Limestone glades, disturbed calcareous sites nearby

Rare

Native to Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Michaux's Glade-cress

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Leavenworthia uniflora   FAMILY: Brassicaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Leavenworthia uniflora   FAMILY: Brassicaceae

 

Habitat: Limestone glades, disturbed calcareous sites nearby (fields)

Rare

Native to Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Sibara, Virginia-cress, Virginia Rockcress, Virginia Winged Rockcress

Weakley's Flora: (10/20/20) Planodes virginicum   FAMILY: Brassicaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Sibara virginica   FAMILY: Brassicaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Sibara virginica 088-24-001   FAMILY: Brassicaceae

 

Habitat: Disturbed areas, fields, roadsides

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Lyreleaf Rockcress, Dwarf Rockcress, Sandcress

Weakley's Flora: (10/20/20) Arabidopsis lyrata ssp. lyrata   FAMILY: Brassicaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS National Database: Arabis lyrata   FAMILY: Brassicaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Arabis lyrata 088-25-001   FAMILY: Brassicaceae

 

Habitat: Rock crevices in or thin soil around calcareous or mafic rock outcrops

Native to North Carolina & possibly Georgia

 


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Common Name: Tower Mustard, Towercress

Weakley's Flora: (10/20/20) Turritis glabra   FAMILY: Brassicaceae

(?) PLANTS National Database: Arabis glabra   FAMILY: Brassicaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Arabis glabra 088-25-002   FAMILY: Brassicaceae

 

Habitat: Prairies, calcareous forests and woodlands, open disturbed areas, forest edges

Native to North Carolina? or possibly introduced

 


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speaker icon Common Name: Spreading Rockcress

Weakley's Flora: (10/20/20) Arabis patens   FAMILY: Brassicaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Arabis patens   FAMILY: Brassicaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Arabis patens 088-25-003   FAMILY: Brassicaceae

 

Habitat: Thin soils around calcareous or dolomitic outcrops, very rarely in nutrient-rich seepage from mafic rocks

Native to North Carolina & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Common Smooth Rockcress

Weakley's Flora: (10/20/20) Borodinia laevigata   FAMILY: Brassicaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Arabis laevigata var. laevigata   FAMILY: Brassicaceae

INCLUDING Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Arabis laevigata var. laevigata 088-25-004a   FAMILY: Brassicaceae

 

Habitat: Rocky woodlands and forests, rock outcrops, especially mafic or calcareous, but also on more acidic substrates, rarely also in bottomlands

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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Common Name: Burk's Smooth Rockcress, Porter's Rockcress

Weakley's Flora: (10/20/20) Borodinia burkii   FAMILY: Brassicaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Arabis laevigata var. burkii   FAMILY: Brassicaceae

 

Habitat: Limestone barrens, shale barrens, and other dry, rocky habitats

Native to North Carolina

 


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camera icon Common Name: Missouri Rockcress

Weakley's Flora: (10/20/20) Borodinia missouriensis   FAMILY: Brassicaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Arabis missouriensis   FAMILY: Brassicaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Arabis laevigata var. missouriensis 088-25-004c   FAMILY: Brassicaceae

 

Habitat: Thin soil around outcrops of metamudstone, diabase, or granite (generally on ultramafic, mafic, or 'rich granitic' substrates)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Canada Rockcress, Sicklepod

Weakley's Flora: (10/20/20) Borodinia canadensis   FAMILY: Brassicaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Arabis canadensis   FAMILY: Brassicaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Arabis canadensis 088-25-005   FAMILY: Brassicaceae

 

Habitat: Thin soils around rock outcrops, especially mafic or calcareous, and in dry to mesic, nutrient-rich, often rocky woodlands over mafic or calcareous rocks

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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