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
Flora of North America: Flora of North America USDA Plants Database: Federal Distribution and detailed information including photos Dan Tenaglia's The Missouri Flora: Fabulous photographs; detailed descriptions; color and leave arrangement key. USDA Agricultural Research Service (ARS): Images of seeds, fruits, embryos, etc. USDA Agricultural Research Service (ARS): Images of seeds, fruits, embryos, etc.