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Arabis lyrata (Lyrate rockcress)
Smith, R.W.

Arabis lyrata

Arabis lyrata L.

Lyrate Rockcress, Lyre-leaf Rockcress

Brassicaceae (Mustard Family)

Synonym(s): Arabidopsis lyrata, Arabis lyrata var. glabra

USDA Symbol: ARLY2

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

An erect stem rising from a rosette of basal leaves with a terminal cluster of small, white or greenish-white flowers.

Other common members of this genus are Hairy Rockcress (A. hirsuta), with a basal rosette of hairy, oblong leaves, clasping stem leaves, and pods that are erect or pressed against the stem; and Smooth Rockcress (A. laevigata), with smooth, lanceolate, clasping leaves and down-curved or horizontal pods.

 

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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Biennial
Habit: Herb
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Fruit:

Bloom Information

Bloom Time: Apr , May

Distribution

USA: AK , CT , DC , DE , GA , IA , IL , IN , KY , MA , MD , MI , MN , MO , MS , NC , NJ , NY , OH , PA , TN , VA , VT , WI , WV
Canada: AB , ON , SK
Native Distribution: Alberta east to Quebec, south to North Carolina, west through Tennessee to Missouri, and north to Minnesota.
Native Habitat: Cliffs, ledges, and in gravelly or sandy soil.

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.

From the National Organizations Directory

According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:

Natural Biodiversity - Johnstown, PA

Additional resources

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

Metadata

Record Modified: 2018-03-08
Research By: TWC Staff

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