Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


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Forb
Biennial/Rarely perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common (uncommon in GA Piedmont)

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

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partial shade

LEAVES:
Simple
Basal rosette & alternate

FLOWER:
Spring
Creamy white
Bisexual
Radially symmetrical
4 sepals
4 petals
6 stamens tetradynamous (2 short, 4 long)

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer
Silique

 

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Rosids: Malvids: Brassicales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Boechera laevigata   FAMILY Brassicaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Arabis laevigata var. laevigata   FAMILY Brassicaceae

GREATER THAN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 088-25-004a:
Arabis laevigata var. laevigata   FAMILY Brassicaceae

GREATER THAN (MISAPPLIED) Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (1968)
Arabis laevigata var. burkii

GREATER THAN Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Arabis laevigata

 

COMMON NAME:
Common Smooth Rockcress