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

Look for it in rocky woodlands & 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 (11/30/12):
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

 

COMMON NAME:
Common Smooth Rockcress