Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


  Arabis shortii (Fernald) Gleason image
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Mark Mittelstadt

Mark Mittelstadt

Merel R. Black

Sue R. Crispin
Family Brassicaceae
Arabis shortii (Fernald) Gleason
Short's rock-cress, toothed 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 (?)
shortii: for Charles Wilkins Short (1794-1863)
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Status: Special Concern
Plant: erect or drooping biennial, 8"-20" tall forb, branched at the base; stems with thin hairs
Flower: white, 4-parted, 1/8"-1/4" wide, petals barely longer than the sepals; inflorescence a cluster (raceme) of stalked flowers; blooms April-May
Fruit:widely-spreading, long, thin, flat pods; seeds in 1 row, wingless
Leaf:stem leaves oblong, many with lobed bases, clasping, sparsely toothed, hairy on both sides; lower leaves roundish with long stalks
Habitat: moist; woods; in rich soil
(Glossary)

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Synonyms 
Arabis dentata (Torr.) Torr. & A.Gray
Arabis dentata (Torr.) Torr. & A.Gray var. phalacrocarpa M.Hopkins
Arabis perstellata E.L.Braun var. phalacrocarpa (M.Hopkins) Fernald
Arabis perstellata E.L.Braun var. shortii Fernald
Arabis shortii (Fernald) Gleason var. phalacrocarpa (M.Hopkins) Steyerm.
Iodanthus dentatus (Torr.) Greene
Sisymbrium dentatum Torr.

         
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