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Arabis beckwithii

Arabis beckwithii S. Watson

Beckwith's Rock Cress, Beckwith's Rockcress

Brassicaceae (Mustard family)


USDA Symbol: ARBE2

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Size Notes: Up to about 2 feet tall.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Purple
Bloom Time: Apr , May , Jun , Jul


Native Habitat: Ledges, rocky slopes, gravelly hillsides in sagebrush, pinyon-juniper and mountain shrub communities.

Web Reference

Webref 30 - Calflora (2018) Calflora
Webref 3 - Flora of North America (2014) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

Additional resources

USDA: Find Arabis beckwithii in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Arabis beckwithii in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Arabis beckwithii


Record Modified: 2020-10-27
Research By: CBR

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