Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


  Arabis lyrata L. image
Photographer: Christopher Noll           

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Merel R. Black

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Merel R. Black

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Merel R. Black

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Christopher Noll

Christopher Noll

Christopher Noll
Family Brassicaceae
Arabis lyrata L.
lyrate rock-cress, sand 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 (?)
lyrata: lyre-shaped
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Status: Native
Plant: erect, biennial/perennial, 4"-16" tall forb; stems with many weak branches and a hairy base
Flower: white, 4-parted, 1/4"-1/2" wide; inflorescence a short, loose, terminal cluster (raceme) of stalked flowers; blooms April-July
Fruit:long, thin, flat pods spreading outward and pointing upward
Leaf:lower leaves lyre-shaped with lobes at the base; stem leaves mostly without lobes
Habitat: dry; woods, fields, rocks; in rocky, sandy soil
(Glossary)

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Synonyms 
Arabis ambigua DC. var. glabra DC.
Arabis lyrata L. var. glabra (DC.) M.Hopkins
Arabis lyrata L. var. lyrata
Arabis lyrata L. var. occidentalis S.Watson
Arabis lyrata L. var. typica M.Hopkins
Arabis lyrata L. var. typica M.Hopkins f. parvisiliqua M.Hopkins

         
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