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Arabis laevigata [= Boechera laevigata]

Smooth Rockcress

Scientific Name:

Arabis laevigata [= Boechera laevigata]

Genus:

Arabis

Species Epithet:

laevigata

Common Name:

Smooth Rockcress

Plant Type

Herb/Wildflower

Life Cycle

Biennial

Plant Family

Brassicaceae Or Cruciferae (Mustard Family)

Native/Alien:

NC Native

Size:

1-3 ft.

Bloom Color(s):

White

Light:

Part Shade - 2 to 6 hours of sun per day

Soil Moisture:

Moist

Bloom Time:

April, May

Growing 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.

Leaf Arrangement:

Alternate

Leaf Retention:

Deciduous

Leaf Type:

Leaves veined, not needle-like or scale-like

Leaf Form:

Simple

Life Cycle:

Biennial

Wildlife Value:

No known wildlife value

Landscape Value:

Not Recommended for home landscapes

Plant

image

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


Bird-Friendly Native Plants



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