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Arabis perennans

Arabis perennans S. Watson

Perennial Rock Cress, Perennial Rockcress

Brassicaceae (Mustard family)

Synonym(s): Arabis angulata, Arabis arcuata var. perennans, Arabis eremophila, Arabis gracilenta, Arabis recondita, Boechera perennans

USDA Symbol: ARPE2

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb , Subshrub
Fruit Type: Silique
Size Notes: Up to about 28 inches tall.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Purple
Bloom Time: Feb , Mar , Apr , May


USA: AZ , CA , CO , NM , NV , TX , UT , WY
Native Habitat: Rocky slopes and gravelly soil in warm desert, chaparral, low montane habitats.

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


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

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