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Arabis drummondii (Drummond's rockcress)
Bransford, W.D. and Dolphia

Arabis drummondii

Arabis drummondii A. Gray

Drummond's Rockcress

Brassicaceae (Mustard Family)

Synonym(s): Arabis brachycarpa, Arabis confinis, Arabis connexa, Arabis drummondii var. connexa, Arabis drummondii var. oxyphylla, Arabis oxyphylla, Boechera angustifolia, Boechera brachycarpa, Boechera drummondii, Boechera stricta, Erysimum drummondii, Turritis drummondii

USDA Symbol: ARDR

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

The species name of this plant is named for Thomas Drummond, (ca. 1790-1835), naturalist, born in Scotland, around 1790. In 1830 he made a trip to America to collect specimens from the western and southern United States. In March, 1833, he arrived at Velasco, Texas to begin his collecting work in that area. He spent twenty-one months working the area between Galveston Island and the Edwards Plateau, especially along the Brazos, Colorado, and Guadalupe rivers. His collections were the first made in Texas that were extensively distributed among the museums and scientific institutions of the world. He collected 750 species of plants and 150 specimens of birds. Drummond had hoped to make a complete botanical survey of Texas, but he died in Havana, Cuba, in 1835, while making a collecting tour of that island.

 

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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Biennial
Habit: Herb
Leaf: Green
Fruit:
Size Class: 1-3 ft.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Pink
Bloom Time: Apr , May

Distribution

USA: AK , AZ , CA , CO , CT , DE , IA , ID , IL , IN , MA , ME , MI , MN , MT , ND , NH , NJ , NM , NV , NY , OH , OR , RI , SD , UT , VT , WA , WI , WY
Canada: NB , NL , NS

Growing Conditions

Water Use: Medium
Light Requirement: Part Shade
Soil pH: Alkaline (pH>7.2)
CaCO3 Tolerance: High

Benefit

Conspicuous Flowers: yes
Attracts: Butterflies

National Wetland Indicator Status

Region:AGCPAKAWCBEMPGPHIMWNCNEWMVE
Status: FACU FACU FACU FACU FACU FACU FACU
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.

Additional resources

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

Metadata

Record Modified: 2008-07-16
Research By: TWC Staff

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