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Plant Details

Arabis laevigata [= Boechera laevigata]

Smooth Rockcress

Scientific Name:

Arabis laevigata [= Boechera laevigata]

Common Name:

Smooth Rockcress

Plant Family

Brassicaceae Or Cruciferae (Mustard Family)

Native/Alien:

NC Native

Type:

Herb/Wildflower

Bloom Color(s):

white

Size in Feet:

2

Light:

part sun

Soil Moisture:

mesic(*)

Bloom Time:

April - May

Bloom Area:

Mountains, Piedmont

Habitat Description:

Rocky woodlands and forests, rock outcrops, especially mafic or calcareous, but also on more acidic substrates, rarely also in bottomlands.

State Rank:

No NC Rank Listed (*)

Global Rank:

No Global Rank listed (*)

State Status:

No NC Status Listed (*)

Federal Status:

No U.S. Status Listed (*)

Plant

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Tom Harville

Bloom

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Tom Harville

Leaves

The leaves of A. laevigata var laevigata are:
stem leaves are auriculate-clasping
basal leaves serrate to dentate

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Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record


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