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Arabis shortii

Arabis shortii (Fernald) Gleason

Short's False Rockcress, Short's Rock Cress, Short's Rockcress

Brassicaceae (Mustard family)

Synonym(s): Arabis dentata, Arabis dentata var. phalacrocarpa, Arabis perstellata var. phalacrocarpa, Arabis perstellata var. shortii, Arabis shortii var. phalacrocarpa, Boechera shortii, Iodanthus dentatus, Sisymbrium dentatum

USDA Symbol: ARSH2

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


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial , Biennial
Habit: Herb
Fruit Type: Silique
Size Notes: Up to about 2 feet tall.

Bloom Information

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


USA: AL , AR , DC , IA , IL , IN , KS , KY , MD , MI , MN , MO , NE , NY , OH , OK , PA , SD , TN , VA , WI , WV
Canada: ON
Native Habitat: Bluffs and rocky ledges, wooded slopes, floodplains.

Web Reference

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


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

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