OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (10/20/20):
Arabidopsis lyrata ssp. lyrata   FAMILY Brassicaceae   NEW! Click to go to FSUS key


INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Arabis lyrata   FAMILY Brassicaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Arabidopsis lyrata ssp. lyrata

INCLUDED WITHIN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 088-25-001:
Arabis lyrata   FAMILY Brassicaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Arabis lyrata

 

COMMON NAME:
Lyreleaf Rockcress, Dwarf Rockcress, Sandcress


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image of Arabidopsis lyrata ssp. lyrata, Lyreleaf Rockcress, Dwarf Rockcress, Sandcress

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_arly2_001_lvd

        

image of Arabidopsis lyrata ssp. lyrata, Lyreleaf Rockcress, Dwarf Rockcress, Sandcress

Jeff Ausmus    jma_aralyr

June    Mackinac County    MI

Big Knob State Forest Campground

image of Arabidopsis lyrata ssp. lyrata, Lyreleaf Rockcress, Dwarf Rockcress, Sandcress

Jeff Ausmus    jma_aralyr2

June    Mackinac County    MI

Big Knob State Forest Campground

4 white petals, 4 green sepals, several stamens, and a pistil with a short style, per www.illinoiswildflowers.info.

image of Arabidopsis lyrata ssp. lyrata, Lyreleaf Rockcress, Dwarf Rockcress, Sandcress

Jeff Ausmus    jma_aralyr3

June    Mackinac County    MI

Big Knob State Forest Campground

image of Arabidopsis lyrata ssp. lyrata, Lyreleaf Rockcress, Dwarf Rockcress, Sandcress

Jeff Ausmus    jma_aralyr4

June    Mackinac County    MI

Big Knob State Forest Campground

image of Arabidopsis lyrata ssp. lyrata, Lyreleaf Rockcress, Dwarf Rockcress, Sandcress

Jeff Ausmus    jma_aralyr5

June    Mackinac County    MI

Big Knob State Forest Campground

Each flower spans 1/4" across or a little more, per www.illinoiswildflowers.info.

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (10/20/20):
Arabidopsis lyrata ssp. lyrata   FAMILY Brassicaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Arabis lyrata   FAMILY Brassicaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Arabidopsis lyrata ssp. lyrata

INCLUDED WITHIN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 088-25-001:
Arabis lyrata   FAMILY Brassicaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Arabis lyrata

 

Find by SCIENTIFIC NAME:

3240

Forb
Perennial

Native to North Carolina & possibly Georgia

Rare in NC (not recently seen in GA)

Habitat: Rock crevices in or thin soil around calcareous or mafic rock outcrops, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Basal rosette & alternate

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

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer/Fall
Silique

 

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