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Dry woods and fields. Dunes.
VT west to AK, south to VA, KY, MO, and to GA in mountains.
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.
Flowers April to September
Wetland Indicator: Facultative Upland -
Also called rock cress, as it can be found growing on rocks in dry woods.
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.
© Michael Hough 2004