Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia

Hovering over an image will enlarge it (works better on desktop than on mobile).

camera icon A camera indicates there are pictures.
speaker icon A speaker indicates that a botanical name is pronounced.
plus sign icon A plus sign after a Latin name indicates that the species is further divided into varieties or subspecies.

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

Your search found 63 taxa in the family Brassicaceae, Mustard family, as understood by PLANTS National Database.

            Clicking click a plant to find out more about it on one takes you to more information and/or pictures.

                   

arrow icon arrow

range map
camera icon Common Name: Rocktwist, Branched Draba, Appalachian Draba
Weakley's Flora: (6/30/18) 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

 

Look for it 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

 


range map
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

 

Look for it in disturbed areas, lawns

Waif(s)

Non-native: Europe

 


range map
camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Shortpod Draba, Short-fruited Draba
Weakley's Flora: (6/30/18) 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

 

Look for it on granitic flatrocks, open places (fields, roadsides, woodland margins, disturbed areas)

Uncommon in Piedmont & SC Mtns, rare elsewhere in GA-NC-SC

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


range map
Common Name: Flatrock Draba, Open-ground Whitlow-grass, Granite Whitlow-wort, Sun-loving Draba
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) 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

 

Look for it in shallow soils around and under Juniperus virginiana on granitic flatrocks and amphibolite outcrops

Rare

Native to South Carolina & Georgia

 


range map
camera icon Common Name: Whitlow-grass, Spring Draba
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) 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

 

Look for it in disturbed areas, especially in dry, barren soils, including granitic flatrocks

Common (rare in Coastal Plain of SC)

Non-native: Europe

 


drawing of Noccaea perfoliata, Perfoliate Pennycress, Thoroughwort Pennycress need picture of leaf or frond of Noccaea perfoliata, Perfoliate Pennycress, Thoroughwort Pennycress need picture of flower of Noccaea perfoliata, Perfoliate Pennycress, Thoroughwort Pennycress need picture of sepals or involucral bracts of Noccaea perfoliata, Perfoliate Pennycress, Thoroughwort Pennycress need picture of fruit of Noccaea perfoliata, Perfoliate Pennycress, Thoroughwort Pennycress
range map
Common Name: Perfoliate Pennycress, Thoroughwort Pennycress
Weakley's Flora: (6/30/18) 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

 

Look for it in fields, disturbed areas

Rare in NC

Non-native: Europe

 


drawing of Thlaspi arvense, Field Pennycress, Frenchweed need picture of leaf or frond of Thlaspi arvense, Field Pennycress, Frenchweed need picture of flower of Thlaspi arvense, Field Pennycress, Frenchweed need picture of sepals or involucral bracts of Thlaspi arvense, Field Pennycress, Frenchweed fruit of Thlaspi arvense, Field Pennycress, Frenchweed
range map
camera icon Common Name: Field Pennycress, Frenchweed
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) 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

 

Look for it in fields, disturbed areas

Uncommon in NC, rare in GA-SC

Non-native: Europe

 


range map
Common Name: Garlic Pennycress, Roadside Pennycress
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Thlaspi alliaceum   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

 

Look for it in fields, disturbed areas, roadsides

Rare

Non-native: Europe

 


drawing of Lepidium campestre, Cow Cress, Field Pepperwort, Field Cress, Field Pepperweed need picture of leaf or frond of Lepidium campestre, Cow Cress, Field Pepperwort, Field Cress, Field Pepperweed need picture of flower of Lepidium campestre, Cow Cress, Field Pepperwort, Field Cress, Field Pepperweed need picture of sepals or involucral bracts of Lepidium campestre, Cow Cress, Field Pepperwort, Field Cress, Field Pepperweed need picture of fruit of Lepidium campestre, Cow Cress, Field Pepperwort, Field Cress, Field Pepperweed
range map
Common Name: Cow Cress, Field Pepperwort, Field Cress, Field Pepperweed
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) 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

 

Look for it in disturbed areas

Common in our Mountains & northward, rare southward

Non-native: Europe

 


range map
camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Poor Man's Pepper, Peppergrass
Weakley's Flora: (2/8/20) 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

 

Look for it in disturbed areas

Common

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


range map
Common Name: Broadleaf Pepper-grass
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) -   FAMILY: Brassicaceae
PLANTS National Database: Lepidium latifolium   FAMILY: Brassicaceae

 

Non-native

 


drawing of Lepidium didymum, Wart-cress, Lesser Swine-cress need picture of leaf or frond of Lepidium didymum, Wart-cress, Lesser Swine-cress need picture of flower of Lepidium didymum, Wart-cress, Lesser Swine-cress need picture of sepals or involucral bracts of Lepidium didymum, Wart-cress, Lesser Swine-cress need picture of fruit of Lepidium didymum, Wart-cress, Lesser Swine-cress
range map
Common Name: Wart-cress, Lesser Swine-cress
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) 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

 

Look for it in fields, roadsides, disturbed areas

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

Non-native: South America

 


range map
camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Common Shepherd's Purse
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) 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

 

Look for it in fields, roadsides, disturbed areas

Common

Non-native: Europe

 


range map
camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Southeastern Sea Rocket, Harper's Searocket
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) 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

 

Look for it on beaches, at or near the wrack line

Common, endemic to the Southeastern Coastal Plain

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


range map
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

 

Look for it in fields, roadsides, disturbed areas

Common (rare in Mountains)

Non-native: Mediterranean Europe

 


range map
Common Name: Wallflower-cabbage, Coincya, Star-mustard
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) 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

 

Look for it on roadsides

Rare in NC

Non-native: Eurasia

 


range map
camera icon Common Name: Common Dog-mustard, Rocket-weed, French Rocket
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Erucastrum gallicum   FAMILY: Brassicaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Erucastrum gallicum   FAMILY: Brassicaceae

 

Look for it in disturbed areas

Rare

Non-native: Europe

 


drawing of Brassica juncea, Mustard Greens, Indian Mustard, Brown Mustard, Chinese Mustard need picture of leaf or frond of Brassica juncea, Mustard Greens, Indian Mustard, Brown Mustard, Chinese Mustard need picture of flower of Brassica juncea, Mustard Greens, Indian Mustard, Brown Mustard, Chinese Mustard need picture of sepals or involucral bracts of Brassica juncea, Mustard Greens, Indian Mustard, Brown Mustard, Chinese Mustard need picture of fruit of Brassica juncea, Mustard Greens, Indian Mustard, Brown Mustard, Chinese Mustard
range map
Common Name: Mustard Greens, Indian Mustard, Brown Mustard, Chinese Mustard
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) 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

 

Look for it in fields, disturbed areas

Uncommon

Non-native: Eurasia

 


range map
camera icon Common Name: Rape, Canola, Rutabaga
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) 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

 

Look for it in fields, disturbed areas

Rare

Non-native: Eurasia

 


range map
camera icon Common Name: Turnip, Field Mustard, Field Rape, Chinese Cabbage
Weakley's Flora: (2/8/20) 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

 

Look for it in fields, disturbed areas

Common (rare in Coastal Plain of GA & SC)

Non-native: Europe

 


range map
Common Name: Black Mustard, Charlock
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Brassica nigra   FAMILY: Brassicaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Brassica nigra   FAMILY: Brassicaceae

 

Look for it in fields, disturbed areas

Rare

Non-native: Eurasia

 


range map
camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Garlic Mustard, Hedge Garlic
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) 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

 

Look for it in moist forests in bottomlands and on slopes

Common (rare in GA & NC)

Non-native: Europe

 


drawing of Sisymbrium officinale, Hedge Mustard need picture of leaf or frond of Sisymbrium officinale, Hedge Mustard need picture of flower of Sisymbrium officinale, Hedge Mustard need picture of sepals or involucral bracts of Sisymbrium officinale, Hedge Mustard need picture of fruit of Sisymbrium officinale, Hedge Mustard
range map
Common Name: Hedge Mustard
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) 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

 

Look for it in fields, pastures, barnyards, disturbed areas

Common (rare in Coastal Plain)

Non-native: Europe

 


drawing of Sisymbrium altissimum, Tumble Mustard, Jim Hill Mustard need picture of leaf or frond of Sisymbrium altissimum, Tumble Mustard, Jim Hill Mustard need picture of flower of Sisymbrium altissimum, Tumble Mustard, Jim Hill Mustard need picture of sepals or involucral bracts of Sisymbrium altissimum, Tumble Mustard, Jim Hill Mustard need picture of fruit of Sisymbrium altissimum, Tumble Mustard, Jim Hill Mustard
range map
Common Name: Tumble Mustard, Jim Hill Mustard
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) 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

 

Look for it in fields, disturbed areas

Rare or waifs

Non-native: Eurasia

 


range map
camera icon Common Name: Mouse-ear Cress
Weakley's Flora: (6/30/18) 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

 

Look for it in disturbed areas, fields, roadsides, lawns

Common

Non-native: Eurasia

 


drawing of Descurainia pinnata var. pinnata, Southeastern Tansy-mustard need picture of leaf or frond of Descurainia pinnata var. pinnata, Southeastern Tansy-mustard need picture of flower of Descurainia pinnata var. pinnata, Southeastern Tansy-mustard need picture of sepals or involucral bracts of Descurainia pinnata var. pinnata, Southeastern Tansy-mustard need picture of fruit of Descurainia pinnata var. pinnata, Southeastern Tansy-mustard
range map
speaker icon Common Name: Southeastern Tansy-mustard
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) 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

 

Look for it open sandy areas, esp roadsides

Common in GA & SC (uncommon in NC)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


range map
camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Dame's Rocket
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) 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

 

Look for it in bottomlands, roadsides, moist forests

Uncommon in NC Mtns, rare in NC Piedmont

Non-native: Europe

 


drawing of Erysimum cheiranthoides, Wormseed Mustard, Wormseed Wallflower need picture of leaf or frond of Erysimum cheiranthoides, Wormseed Mustard, Wormseed Wallflower need picture of flower of Erysimum cheiranthoides, Wormseed Mustard, Wormseed Wallflower need picture of sepals or involucral bracts of Erysimum cheiranthoides, Wormseed Mustard, Wormseed Wallflower need picture of fruit of Erysimum cheiranthoides, Wormseed Mustard, Wormseed Wallflower
range map
Common Name: Wormseed Mustard, Wormseed Wallflower
Weakley's Flora: (6/30/18) 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

 

Rare, as well as waif(s)

Non-native: Eurasia

 


range map
Common Name: Bog Yellowcress, Marshcress
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Rorippa palustris ssp. palustris   FAMILY: Brassicaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Rorippa palustris ssp. palustris   FAMILY: Brassicaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH (MISAPPLIED) Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Rorippa islandica 088-19-003   FAMILY: Brassicaceae

 

Look for it in marshes, bogs, seeps

Common

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


range map
Common Name: Austrian Yellowcress
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) -   FAMILY: Brassicaceae
PLANTS National Database: Rorippa austriaca   FAMILY: Brassicaceae

 

Non-native

 


range map
camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Watercress
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) 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

 

Look for it in streams, springs, seepages

Uncommon (common in Mountains)

Non-native: Eurasia

 


range map
Common Name: Narrow-fruited Watercress, One-row Yellowcress
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Nasturtium microphyllum   FAMILY: Brassicaceae
(?) 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

 

Look for it in streams, springs

Waif(s)

Non-native: Europe

 


range map
camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Early Winter-cress, Creasy
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) 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

 

Look for it in fields, disturbed areas

Common

Non-native: Eurasia

 


range map
camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Yellow Rocket-cress, Common Winter-cress, Yellow Rocket, Creasy
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Barbarea vulgaris   FAMILY: Brassicaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Barbarea vulgaris   FAMILY: Brassicaceae
(?) SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Barbarea vulgaris 088-22-002   FAMILY: Brassicaceae

 

Look for it in fields, disturbed areas

Common (rare in GA Piedmont & SC Coastal Plain)

Non-native: Eurasia

 


range map
camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Broadleaf Toothwort, Crinkleroot, Pepperroot, Two-leaved Toothwort
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) 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

 

Look for it in rich mesic forests

Common

Native to North Carolina & Georgia

 


range map
camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Eastern Slender Toothwort
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) 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

 

Look for it in rich, mesic forests

Uncommon in GA-NC-SC Piedmont, rare elsewhere in GA-NC-SC

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


range map
camera icon Common Name: Dissected Toothwort, Fineleaf Toothwort, Forkleaf Toothwort
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Cardamine dissecta   FAMILY: Brassicaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH 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

 

Look for it in rich, mesic forests

Rare

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


range map
camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Cutleaf Toothwort
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) 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

 

Look for it in rich mesic forests

Common (uncommon in GA-NC-SC Piedmont, rare in GA-NC-SC Coastal Plain)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


range map
camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Bulbous Bittercress, Spring Cress
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) 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

 

Look for it in swampy forests & bogs, primarily (but not strictly) in circumneutral soils over limestone or mafic rocks

Uncommon (rare in Piedmont)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


drawing of Cardamine douglassii, Limestone Bittercress, Douglass's Bittercress, Purple Cress, Pink Spring-cress need picture of leaf or frond of Cardamine douglassii, Limestone Bittercress, Douglass's Bittercress, Purple Cress, Pink Spring-cress need picture of flower of Cardamine douglassii, Limestone Bittercress, Douglass's Bittercress, Purple Cress, Pink Spring-cress need picture of sepals or involucral bracts of Cardamine douglassii, Limestone Bittercress, Douglass's Bittercress, Purple Cress, Pink Spring-cress need picture of fruit of Cardamine douglassii, Limestone Bittercress, Douglass's Bittercress, Purple Cress, Pink Spring-cress
range map
Common Name: Limestone Bittercress, Douglass's Bittercress, Purple Cress, Pink Spring-cress
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) 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

 

Look for it in nutrient-rich, mesic forests, esp alluvial bottomlands, & in nutrient-rich seepages

Rare in NC

Native to North Carolina

 


drawing of Cardamine rotundifolia, Mountain Watercress, American Bittercress need picture of leaf or frond of Cardamine rotundifolia, Mountain Watercress, American Bittercress need picture of flower of Cardamine rotundifolia, Mountain Watercress, American Bittercress need picture of sepals or involucral bracts of Cardamine rotundifolia, Mountain Watercress, American Bittercress need picture of fruit of Cardamine rotundifolia, Mountain Watercress, American Bittercress
range map
Common Name: Mountain Watercress, American Bittercress
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) 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

 

Look for it in seepages, streambanks, swampy depressions

Rare in NC

Native to North Carolina

 


range map
camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Mountain Bittercress, Clematis-leaved Bittercress
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) 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

 

Look for it on shaded brookbanks, rock outcrops with seepage, at high elevations (1200m & above)

Rare, endemic to the high elevation Southern Appalachians of 4 states

Native to North Carolina

 


range map
camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Blue Ridge Bittercress
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) 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

 


range map
camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Hairy Bittercress
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) 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

 

Look for it in disturbed areas, including fields and gardens

Common

Non-native: Europe

 


range map
Common Name: Woodland Bittercress, Hidden Bittercress
Weakley's Flora: (2/8/20) 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

 

Look for it in disturbed areas

Rare

Non-native: east Asia

 


range map
camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Pennsylvania Bittercress, Quaker Bittercress
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) 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

 

Look for it various wet habitats, esp swampy depressions, streambanks, small woodland seeps

Common

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


range map
Common Name: Streambank Bittercress, Small-anthered Bittercress
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) 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

 

Look for it on sand and gravel bars in creeks, in swampy floodplain woods, seepage over rocks

Rare

Native to North Carolina

 


drawing of Cardamine parviflora var. arenicola, Sand Bittercress, Small-flowered Bittercress need picture of leaf or frond of Cardamine parviflora var. arenicola, Sand Bittercress, Small-flowered Bittercress need picture of flower of Cardamine parviflora var. arenicola, Sand Bittercress, Small-flowered Bittercress need picture of sepals or involucral bracts of Cardamine parviflora var. arenicola, Sand Bittercress, Small-flowered Bittercress need picture of fruit of Cardamine parviflora var. arenicola, Sand Bittercress, Small-flowered Bittercress
range map
speaker icon Common Name: Sand Bittercress, Small-flowered Bittercress
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) 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

 

Look for it in 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

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


range map
Common Name: Narrowleaf Bittercress
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Cardamine impatiens   FAMILY: Brassicaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Cardamine impatiens   FAMILY: Brassicaceae

 

Look for it in alluvial floodplains

Rare

Non-native: Europe

 


range map
camera icon Common Name: Tennessee Gladecress, Least Glade-cress
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Leavenworthia exigua var. exigua   FAMILY: Brassicaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Leavenworthia exigua var. exigua   FAMILY: Brassicaceae

 

Look for it in limestone glades, disturbed calcareous sites nearby

Rare, endemic to GA's Ridge & Valley and parts of TN

Native to Georgia

 


range map
camera icon Common Name: Michaux's Glade-cress
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Leavenworthia uniflora   FAMILY: Brassicaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Leavenworthia uniflora   FAMILY: Brassicaceae

 

Look for it in limestone glades, disturbed calcareous sites nearby

Rare, endemic to nw GA and parts of KY-TN

Native to Georgia

 


range map
camera icon Common Name: Sibara, Virginia-cress, Virginia Rockcress, Virginia Winged Rockcress
Weakley's Flora: (2/8/20) 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

 

Look for it in disturbed areas, fields, roadsides

Common (uncommon in Mountains)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


range map
camera icon Common Name: Lyreleaf Rockcress, Dwarf Rockcress, Sandcress
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) 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

 

Look for it in rock crevices in or thin soil around calcareous or mafic rock outcrops

Rare

Native to North Carolina & possibly Georgia

 


drawing of Turritis glabra, Tower Mustard need picture of leaf or frond of Turritis glabra, Tower Mustard need picture of flower of Turritis glabra, Tower Mustard need picture of sepals or involucral bracts of Turritis glabra, Tower Mustard need picture of fruit of Turritis glabra, Tower Mustard
range map
Common Name: Tower Mustard
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) 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

 

Look for it in open disturbed areas, forest edges

Rare

Native to North Carolina? or possibly introduced

 


drawing of Arabis patens, Spreading Rockcress need picture of leaf or frond of Arabis patens, Spreading Rockcress need picture of flower of Arabis patens, Spreading Rockcress need picture of sepals or involucral bracts of Arabis patens, Spreading Rockcress need picture of fruit of Arabis patens, Spreading Rockcress
range map
speaker icon Common Name: Spreading Rockcress
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) 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

 

Look for it in thin soils around calcareous or dolomitic outcrops, very rarely in nutrient-rich seepage from mafic rocks

Rare and irregularly distributed

Native to North Carolina & Georgia

 


range map
camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Common Smooth Rockcress
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Boechera 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

 

Look for it in rocky woodlands and forests, rock outcrops, esp mafic or calcareous, but also on more acidic substrates, rarely also in bottomlands

Common (uncommon in GA Piedmont)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


range map
Common Name: Burk's Smooth Rockcress, Porter's Rockcress
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Boechera burkii   FAMILY: Brassicaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Arabis laevigata var. burkii   FAMILY: Brassicaceae

 

Look for it in limestone barrens, shale barrens, and other dry, rocky habitats

Rare

Native to North Carolina

 


range map
camera icon Common Name: Missouri Rockcress
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Boechera 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

 

Look for it in thin soil around outcrops of metamudstone, diabase, or granite (generally on mafic or rich granitic substrates)

Rare

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


range map
camera icon Common Name: Canada Rockcress, Sicklepod
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Boechera 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

 

Look for it in thin soils around rock outcrops, esp mafic or calcareous, and in dry to mesic, nutrient-rich, often rocky woodlands over mafic or calcareous rocks

Uncommon (rare in Coastal Plain)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


range map
Common Name: Georgia Rockcress
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Arabis georgiana   FAMILY: Brassicaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Arabis georgiana   FAMILY: Brassicaceae

 

Look for it on nutrient-rich streambanks and rock outcrops

Rare, endemic to GA-AL

Native to Georgia

 


Your search found 63 taxa. You are on page PAGE 1 out of 2 pages. Click here to go to page buttons.


"...good garden design discourages the use of only one plant species, so there is no inherent conflict between creating a beautiful garden and establishing a functioning, sustainable garden ecosystem." — Douglas W. Tallamy, Bringing Nature Home