Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


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Forb
Biennial/Rarely perennial

Native to North Carolina & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC -

Rare and irregularly distributed

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

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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

 

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

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 (1968) 088-25-003:
Arabis patens   FAMILY Brassicaceae

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

 

COMMON NAME:
Spreading Rockcress