Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3239

Forb
Biennial

Native to North Carolina
Documented growing wild in - NC -

Rare

Look for it in limestone barrens, shale barrens, and other dry, rocky habitats, per Weakley's Flora

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...Dry

LEAVES:
Simple

FLOWER:
Spring
Creamy white
Bisexual
Radially symmetrical
4 sepals
4 petals
6 stamens tetradynamous (2 short, 4 long)

FRUIT:
Silique

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Boechera burkii   FAMILY Brassicaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Arabis laevigata var. burkii   FAMILY Brassicaceae

LESS THAN (MISAPPLIED IN PART) Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Arabis burkii

LESS THAN Transfer of most North American species of Arabis to Boechera (Al-Shehbaz,2003)
Boechera laevigata

 

COMMON NAME:
Burk's Smooth Rockcress