Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3241

Forb
Biennial/Perennial

Native to North Carolina? or possibly introduced
Documented growing wild in - NC -

Rare

Look for it in open disturbed areas, forest edges, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun partial shade

LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate (basal rosette & lower leaves usually absent at flowering)

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Creamy white, yellowish
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 (5/21/15):
Turritis glabra   FAMILY Brassicaceae

(?) PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Arabis glabra   FAMILY Brassicaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 088-25-002:
Arabis glabra   FAMILY Brassicaceae

(?) Flora of North America
Turritis glabra

 

COMMON NAME:
Tower Mustard