Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2385

Forb
Biennial/Rarely perennial

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

Rare

Look for it in thin soil around outcrops of metamudstone, diabase, or granite (generally on mafic or rich granitic substrates), per Weakley's Flora

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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 missouriensis   FAMILY Brassicaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Arabis missouriensis   FAMILY Brassicaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 088-25-004c:
Arabis laevigata var. missouriensis   FAMILY Brassicaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Missouri Rockcress