Boechera stricta (Graham) Al-Shehbaz  
Family: Brassicaceae
Drummond's rock-cress
[Arabis connexa Greene, Arabis drummondii A.Gray, Arabis drummondii var. connexa A.Gray, Arabis drummondii var. oxyphylla A.Gray, Arabis oxyphylla Greene, Boechera drummondii (A.Gray) A.Löve & D.Löve, Erysimum drummondii (A.Gray) Kuntze, Turritis drummondii (A.Gray) Lunell, Turritis stricta Graham]
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from USDA Plants website  
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 forb, mostly hairless
Leaves: stem leaves stalkless, lance-like to oblong, lobed at the base
Flowers: white, 4-parted, 1/3"-1/2" wide; inflorescence a short cluster (raceme) of stalked flowers; blooms May-Aug.
Fruits: long, thin, flat, straight pods pointing upward on a smooth stalk; seeds in 2 rows
Conservation Status: Native
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Aaron Carlson  
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