Arabidopsis lyrata subsp. lyrata (L.) O'Kane & Al-Shehbaz   (redirected from: Arabis lyrata)
Family: Brassicaceae
lyrate rock-cress, sand cress
[Arabis lyrata L., Arabis lyrata var. glabra L., Arabis lyrata var. lyrata L., Arabis lyrata var. occidentalis L., Arabis lyrata var. typica L., Arabis lyrata var. typica f. parvisiliqua L.]
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Christopher Noll  
Etymology: Arabis: a Greek word used for "mustard" or "cress," and the Greek word for Arabia, perhaps referring to the ability of these plants to grow in rocky or sandy soils (?)
Plants: erect, biennial/perennial, 4"-16" tall forb; stems with many weak branches and a hairy base
Leaves: lower leaves lyre-shaped with lobes at the base; stem leaves mostly without lobes
Flowers: white, 4-parted, 1/4"-1/2" wide; inflorescence a short, loose, terminal cluster (raceme) of stalked flowers; blooms April-July
Fruits: long, thin, flat pods spreading outward and pointing upward
Habitat: dry; woods, fields, rocks; in rocky, sandy soil
Conservation Status: Native
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Kenneth J. Sytsma  
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Merel R. Black  
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Merel R. Black  
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Merel R. Black