Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3234

Forb
Winter annual

Non-native: Europe
Documented growing wild in - NC -

Rare in NC

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

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Invasive?

This plant may be causing problems in natural areas outside its native range, according to authorities such as:

Kentucky Exotic Pest Plant Council, 2013

 

LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate (basal usually withered or absent toward the end of flowering)

FLOWER:
Spring
White
Bisexual
4 sepals
4 petals
6 stamens slightly tetradynamous (2 short, 4 long)

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer
Silicle

 

TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!



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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Microthlaspi perfoliatum   FAMILY Brassicaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Microthlaspi perfoliatum   FAMILY Brassicaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 088-02-001:
Thlaspi perfoliatum   FAMILY Brassicaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Perfoliate Penny-cress, Thoroughwort Penny-cress