OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (10/20/20):
Arabis patens   FAMILY Brassicaceae   Go to FSUS key


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Arabis patens   FAMILY Brassicaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Transfer of most North American species of Arabis to Boechera (Al-Shehbaz, 2003)
Boechera patens

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 088-25-003:
Arabis patens   FAMILY Brassicaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Arabis patens

 

COMMON NAME:
Spreading Rockcress


         To see larger pictures, click or hover over the thumbnails.

image of Arabis patens, Spreading Rockcress

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_arpa2_001_lvd

        

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (10/20/20):
Arabis patens   FAMILY Brassicaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Arabis patens   FAMILY Brassicaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Transfer of most North American species of Arabis to Boechera (Al-Shehbaz, 2003)
Boechera patens

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 088-25-003:
Arabis patens   FAMILY Brassicaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Arabis patens

 

Find by SCIENTIFIC NAME:

114

Forb
Biennial/Rarely perennial

Native to North Carolina & Georgia

Rare and irregularly distributed

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

map
Click here to see a map, notes, and images from Weakley's Flora of the Southeastern US.

Click here to see a map showing all occurrences known to SERNEC, a consortium of southeastern herbaria. (Zoom in to see more detail.)

LEAVES:
Simple
Basal & alternate

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
White
Bisexual
Radially symmetrical
4 sepals
4 petals
6 stamens tetradynamous (2 short, 4 long)

FRUIT:
Summer
Silique

 

TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!



 


Find by SCIENTIFIC NAME: