Arabis lyrata L. - Sand Cress


 

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Arabis lyrata - (image 1 of 9)

 

Taxonomy

Family: Brassicaceae

Habitat

Dry woods and fields. Dunes.

Associates

 

Distribution

VT west to AK, south to VA, KY, MO, and to GA in mountains.

Morphology

Biennial or perennial, 30-40 cm. Basal leaves spatulate, 2-4 cm, entire to pinnately lobed; cauline leaves narrow. Flowers white, pedicels spreading to ascending, petals 4.

Notes

Flowers April to September

Wetland Indicator: Facultative Upland -

Also called rock cress, as it can be found growing on rocks in dry woods.

References

Gleason, Henry A. and A. Cronquist. 1991. Manual of Vascular Plants of Northeastern United States and Adjacent Canada. Second Ed.
The New York Botanical Garden. Bronx, NY

 

Swink, F. and G. Wilhelm. 1994. Plants of the Chicago Region.
Indiana Academy of Science. The Morton Arboretum. Lisle, Illinois.

 


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