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
Basal rosette & alternate

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Creamy white/Pinkish
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):
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