Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2668

Forb
Biennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Uncommon (rare in Coastal Plain)

Look for it in thin soils around rock outcrops, esp mafic or calcareous, and in dry to mesic, nutrient-rich, often rocky woodlands over mafic or calcareous rocks, per Weakley's Flora

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partial shade ...Moist ...Dry

LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate (basal rosette usually absent at flowering)
Upper stem leaves sessile, middle auriculate-clasping, lower sessile

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Creamy white/Pinkish
Bisexual
Radially symmetrical
4 sepals
4 petals
6 stamens tetradynamous (2 short, 4 long)
Inflorescence a raceme of 15-65(82) flowers, sometimes branched (thus a panicle?

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):
Boechera canadensis   FAMILY Brassicaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Arabis canadensis   FAMILY Brassicaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 088-25-005:
Arabis canadensis   FAMILY Brassicaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Sicklepod, Canada Rockcress


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image of Boechera canadensis, Sicklepod, Canada Rockcress

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_arca_001_lvd

        

image of Boechera canadensis, Sicklepod, Canada Rockcress

Doug Lockard    dlk20180414_6215b_glassy

April    Pickens County    SC

Glassy Mountain Heritage Preserve

Leaves immediately below inflorescence tapered to petiole, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Boechera canadensis, Sicklepod, Canada Rockcress

Doug Lockard    dlk20180414_6216

April    Pickens County    SC

Glassy Mountain Heritage Preserve

Median leaves prominently auriculate-clasping, not so the lower and upper lvs, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Boechera canadensis, Sicklepod, Canada Rockcress

Doug Lockard    dlk20180414_6217

April    Pickens County    SC

Glassy Mountain Heritage Preserve

Flowers divaricate-ascending to horizontal at anthesis; petals white, 3-5mm, per Flora of North America.

image of Boechera canadensis, Sicklepod, Canada Rockcress

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_arabis_canadensis_2

June        

Pedicels of flowers or fruits deflexed, per Weakley's Flora.

image of Boechera canadensis, Sicklepod, Canada Rockcress

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_arabis_canadensis_2b

June        

Sepals form a round cup at flower base. Petals spreading & about 1.5x longer, per www.minnesotawildflowers.info.

image of Boechera canadensis, Sicklepod, Canada Rockcress

JK Marlow    jkm121027_818

October    Pickens County    SC

Glassy Mountain Heritage Preserve

Silique 2-3mm broad, 4-7cm long, conspicuously arcuate, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.