Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


  Arabis glabra (L.) Bernh. image
Photographer: Emmet J. Judziewicz           

Botanical Illustration

Emmet J. Judziewicz

Kurt Stüber

Merel R. Black

Merel R. Black

Merel R. Black

Merel R. Black

Merel R. Black

Robert Bierman
Family Brassicaceae
Arabis glabra (L.) Bernh.
tower mustard, tower rock-cress
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 (?)
glabra: Latin for "smooth" referring to lack of hairs on leaves and stems
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Status: Native
Plant: erect, biennial/perennial, 12"-60" tall forb; stems usually hairy toward the base and smooth above
Flower: white, 4-parted, 1/8"-1/4"; inflorescence a tight, short cluster (raceme) of stalked flowers; blooms May-June
Fruit:long, thin, roundish pod pointing upward; seeds in 2 rows
Leaf:lance-like, clasping, smooth
Habitat: sun; dry; prairies, fields
(Glossary)

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Flora of North America (off site)
Synonyms 
Arabis glabra (L.) Bernh. var. glabra
Turritis glabra L.

         
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