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Arabis ×divaricarpa

Arabis ×divaricarpa A. Nelson (pro sp.)

Spreadingpod Rockcress

Brassicaceae (Mustard Family)

Synonym(s): Arabis acutina, Arabis confinis var. interposita, Arabis divaricarpa var. dechamplainii, Arabis divaricarpa var. interposita, Arabis divaricarpa var. stenocarpa, Arabis divaricarpa var. typica, Arabis interposita, Boechera divaricarpa, Boechera grahamii

USDA Symbol: ARDI2

USDA Native Status: L48 (N), AK (N), CAN (N)

Natural hybrid of A. drummondii and A. holboellii.


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial , Biennial
Habit: Herb
Leaf Retention: Deciduous
Fruit Type: Silique
Size Notes: Up to about 3 feet tall.

Bloom Information

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


USA: AK , CA , CO , IA , ID , ME , MI , MN , MT , ND , NE , NH , NM , NV , NY , OH , OR , SD , UT , VT , WA , WI , WY
Canada: NB


Attracts: Butterflies
Larval Host: Becker's & spring whites

Butterflies and Moths of North America (BAMONA)

Spring White
(Pontia sisymbrii)

Larval Host
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National Wetland Indicator Status

This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.1 (Lichvar, R.W. 2013. The National Wetland Plant List: 2013 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2013-49: 1-241). Click here for map of regions.


Bibref 1186 - Field Guide to Moths of Eastern North America (2005) Covell, C.V., Jr.
Bibref 1185 - Field Guide to Western Butterflies (Peterson Field Guides) (1999) Opler, P.A. and A.B. Wright

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Web Reference

Webref 30 - Calflora (2018) Calflora
Webref 38 - Flora of North America (2019) 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 ×divaricarpa in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Arabis ×divaricarpa in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Arabis ×divaricarpa


Record Modified: 2022-11-23
Research By: TWC Staff

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