Arabidopsis thaliana (L.) Heynh.
Family: Brassicaceae
mouse-ear-cress,  more...
[Arabis thaliana L.,  more]
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Gary Fewless  
Etymology: Arabidopsis: like Arabis a Greek word used for"mustard" or "cress," and the Greek word for Arabia
Plants: annual, 4"-16" tall forb; stems branched
Leaves: mostly basal rosette, stem leaves small
Flowers: white; inflorescence a very open, small cluster (raceme) of stalked flowers; blooms April-June
Fruits: long, thin pod pointing upward
Habitat: disturbed areas; in sandy soil
Conservation Status: Introduced - adventive
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