Boechera dentata (Raf.) Al-Shehbaz & Zarucchi   (redirected from: Arabis shortii)
Family: Brassicaceae
Short's rock-cress, toothed cress
[Arabis dentata (Torr.) Torr. & A.Gray, Arabis dentata var. phalacrocarpa (Torr.) Torr. & A.Gray, Arabis perstellata var. phalacrocarpa E.L.Braun, Arabis perstellata var. shortii E.L.Braun, Arabis shortii (Fernald) Gleason, Arabis shortii var. phalacrocarpa (Fernald) Gleason, Iodanthus dentatus (Torr.) Greene, Sisymbrium dentatum Torr.]
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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 or drooping biennial, 8"-20" tall forb, branched at the base; stems with thin hairs
Leaves: stem leaves oblong, many with lobed bases, clasping, sparsely toothed, hairy on both sides; lower leaves roundish with long stalks
Flowers: white, 4-parted, 1/8"-1/4" wide, petals barely longer than the sepals; inflorescence a cluster (raceme) of stalked flowers; blooms April-May
Fruits: widely-spreading, long, thin, flat pods; seeds in 1 row, wingless
Habitat: moist; woods; in rich soil
Conservation Status: Special Concern
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Merel R. Black  
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Mark Mittelstadt  
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Mark Mittelstadt  
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Sue R. Crispin  
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