Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium

  Arabis canadensis L. image
Photographer: Dan Tenaglia           

from USDA Plants Website
Family Brassicaceae
Arabis canadensis L.
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 (?)
canadensis: of or referring to Canada
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Status: Native
Plant: erect, biennial, 1'-3' tall forb, stout stems usually unbranched
Flower: white, 4-parted, 1/3" wide, stalk with minute hairs, petals just longer than the sepals; inflorescence a terminal, tall, loose, cluster (raceme) of long-stalked flowers; blooms May-July
Fruit:flat, long, thin, drooping pod with prominent veins; seeds in 1 row, winged
Leaf:upper stalkless, hairy, small, narrowing at the base; lower lance-shaped, sparsely toothed, stalked
Habitat: dry; woods; in rocky soil

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