Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1376

Forb
Winter annual

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

Common

Look for it in disturbed areas, fields, roadsides, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun

LEAVES:
Simple: Pinnately dissected
Basal & alternate

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
White
Bisexual
Radially symmetrical
4 sepals
4 petals
6 stamens slightly 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 (9/28/12):
Planodes virginicum   FAMILY Brassicaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Sibara virginica   FAMILY Brassicaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 088-24-001:
Sibara virginica   FAMILY Brassicaceae

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

 

COMMON NAME:
Sibara, Virginia-cress


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picture of Sibara virginica, image of Planodes virginicum

Terry Holdsclaw    tdh_p_virginicum_0007

March    Iredell County    NC

Petals 4, white, 2-3mm long, entire, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

picture of Sibara virginica, image of Planodes virginicum

Terry Holdsclaw    tdh_p_virginicum_0010

March    Iredell County    NC

Basal lvs pinnately dissected w 5-15 pr of lateral divisions; stem lvs similar, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

picture of Sibara virginica, image of Planodes virginicum

Terry Holdsclaw    tdh_planodes_virginicum_1

April    Iredell County    NC

Silique flat, 1-2.5cm long, per Vascular flora of the Carolinas. Straight, per Flora of North America.