Arabis alpina L.
ALPINE ROCK-CRESS
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Arabis alpina L.
alpine rockcress

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General Information
Symbol: ARAL8
Group: Dicot
Family: Brassicaceae
Duration: Perennial
Growth Habit : Forb/herb
Subshrub
Native Status : CAN   N,W
GL   N
L48   N
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Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913. An illustrated flora of the northern United States, Canada and the British Possessions. 3 vols. Charles Scribner's Sons, New York. Vol. 2: 180. Provided by Kentucky Native Plant Society . Scanned by Omnitek Inc . Usage Requirements .

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Synonyms

Symbol Scientific Name
ARAL15 Arabis albida Stev.
ARALA3 Arabis alpina L. var. albida (Stev.) Paoletti
ARALG Arabis alpina L. var. glabrata Blytt
ARCA18 Arabis caucasica Willd.

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Superdivision Spermatophyta – Seed plants
Division Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants
Class Magnoliopsida – Dicotyledons
Subclass Dilleniidae
Order Capparales
Family Brassicaceae ⁄ Cruciferae – Mustard family
Genus Arabis L. – rockcress
Species Arabis alpina L. – alpine rockcress

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Arabis alpina L.
alpine rockcress

Image of Arabis alpina

General Information
Symbol: ARAL8
Group: Dicot
Family: Brassicaceae
Duration: Perennial
Growth Habit : Forb/herb
Subshrub
Native Status : CAN   N,W
GL   N
L48   N
Data Source and Documentation
About our new maps
Plants-NRCS Logos
green round image for nativity Native blue round image for introduced Introduced ocre round image for introduced and nativity Both white round image for no status Absent/Unreported
image for native, but no county data Native, No County Data image for introduced, but no county data Introduced, No County Data both introduced and native, but no county data Both, No County Data
Native Status:
lower 48 status L48    Alaska status AK    Hawaii status HI    Puerto Rico status PR    Virgin Islands status VI    Navassa Island NAV    Canada status CAN    Greenland status GL    Saint Pierre and Michelon status SPM    North America NA   

Images

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Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913. An illustrated flora of the northern United States, Canada and the British Possessions. 3 vols. Charles Scribner's Sons, New York. Vol. 2: 180. Provided by Kentucky Native Plant Society . Scanned by Omnitek Inc . Usage Requirements .

slideshow

Synonyms

Symbol Scientific Name
ARAL15 Arabis albida Stev.
ARALA3 Arabis alpina L. var. albida (Stev.) Paoletti
ARALG Arabis alpina L. var. glabrata Blytt
ARCA18 Arabis caucasica Willd.

Classification

Click on a scientific name below to expand it in the PLANTS Classification Report.
Rank Scientific Name and Common Name
Kingdom Plantae – Plants
Subkingdom Tracheobionta – Vascular plants
Superdivision Spermatophyta – Seed plants
Division Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants
Class Magnoliopsida – Dicotyledons
Subclass Dilleniidae
Order Capparales
Family Brassicaceae ⁄ Cruciferae – Mustard family
Genus Arabis L. – rockcress
Species Arabis alpina L. – alpine rockcress

Subordinate Taxa

This plant has no children

Legal Status

Wetland Status

Interpreting Wetland Status

North America
Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain FAC
Eastern Mountains and Piedmont FAC
Midwest FAC
Northcentral & Northeast FAC
Western Mountains, Valleys, and Coast FAC

Related Links

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Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ARAL15)
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Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ARALA3)
Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ARALG)
Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ARCA18)
Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center Native Plant Information Network (ARAL8)
University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point Freckmann Herbarium (ARAL8)

Wildlife

Food

Source Large Mammals Small Mammals Water Birds Terrestrial Birds

Cover

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1. Arabis alpina Linnaeus, Sp. Pl. 2: 664. 1753.

Arabis alpina var. glabrata A. Blytt

Perennials; (stoloniferous, with vegetative rosettes, loosely cespitose to somewhat pulvi-nate); sparsely to moderately pubescent, trichomes stalked, cruciform, stellate, mixed with simple and forked-stalked ones. Stems usually simple from base, erect to ascending, often branched proximally, (0.6-) 1-2(-2.5) dm. Basal leaves: petiole 0-1 cm; blade spatulate, oblanceolate, oblong, or obovate, (0.4-)1-4(-5) cm × (3-)6-15(-20) mm, margins dentate to denticulate, apex obtuse or acute, surfaces usually pubescent, rarely subglabrate, trichomes stellate with simple rays. Cauline leaves 3-5(-6); blade oblong or ovate, 1-3 cm × 5-15 mm, base subcordate or auriculate, margins usually dentate, rarely subentire, apex acute or obtuse. Racemes simple, (lax). Fruiting pedicels ascending to divaricate, 4-10(-12) mm. Flowers: sepals oblong, 2.5-4(-4.7) × 1-2 mm, lateral pair conspicuously saccate basally; petals white, spatulate to obovate, 5-8 (-9) × 2-3.5 mm, apex obtuse; filaments 3-5 mm; anthers oblong, 0.7-1.2 mm. Fruits ascending to spreading, torulose, 1.7-3.5(-4) cm × 1-1.7 mm; valves each with midvein absent or obscure, along proximal 1/2; ovules 34-50 per ovary; style 0.3-0.6 mm. Seeds narrowly winged throughout, ovate, 1-1.4 × 0.9-1.1 mm; wing 0.1-0.2 mm wide. 2 n = 16.

Flowering Jun-Aug. Crevices of limestone rocks, along streams, calcareous alpine meadows, Salix scrub on slopes with scree; 0-2400 m; Greenland; Nfld. and Labr., Nunavut, Que.; N.Y., Wash.; Europe; sw Asia; n, tropical Africa.

Arabis alpina , the generic type, is variable. It is cultivated extensively for its attractive flowers, and it sometimes escapes from cultivation. There is disagreement as to whether one or more species should be recognized in this complex. European, some African, and most North American plants are recognized as A. alpina ; most of the larger-flowered, southwestern Asian plants, which are most commonly cultivated, are recognized as A. caucasica or as A. alpina subsp. caucasica (Willdenow) Briquet. In my opinion, the morphological differences between the two (see key, couplet 3) support recognition of two species, as did R. C. Rollins (1993) and G. A. Mulligan (1996).

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Arabis alpina ssp. alpina
Arabis alpina ssp. alpina
Alpine Rock-cress
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Arabis alpina ssp. alpina
Arabis alpina ssp. alpina
Alpine Rock-cress
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© 2005 Dr. Amadej Trnkoczy

Arabis alpina ssp. alpina
Arabis alpina ssp. alpina
Alpine Rock-cress
ID: 0000 0000 0805 0774 [detail]
© 2005 Dr. Amadej Trnkoczy

Arabis alpina ssp. alpina
Arabis alpina ssp. alpina
Alpine Rock-cress
(shown with Viola biflora )
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Arabis alpina
Arabis alpina
Alpine Rock-cress
ID: 0000 0000 0308 0606 [detail]
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Arabis alpina
Arabis alpina
Alpine Rock-cress
ID: 0000 0000 0308 0608 [detail]
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Arabis alpina
Arabis alpina
Alpine Rock-cress
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Arabis alpina
Arabis alpina
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Arabis alpina
Arabis alpina
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Arabis alpina ssp. alpina
Arabis alpina ssp. alpina
Alpine Rock-cress
ID: 0000 0000 0805 0772 [detail]
© 2005 Dr. Amadej Trnkoczy

Arabis alpina ssp. alpina
Arabis alpina ssp. alpina
Alpine Rock-cress
ID: 0000 0000 0805 0773 [detail]
© 2005 Dr. Amadej Trnkoczy

Arabis alpina ssp. alpina
Arabis alpina ssp. alpina
Alpine Rock-cress
ID: 0000 0000 0805 0774 [detail]
© 2005 Dr. Amadej Trnkoczy

Arabis alpina ssp. alpina
Arabis alpina ssp. alpina
Alpine Rock-cress
(shown with Viola biflora )
ID: 0000 0000 0108 1304 [detail]
© 2008 Dr. Amadej Trnkoczy

Arabis alpina ssp. crispata (willd)
Arabis alpina ssp. crispata (willd)
ID: 0000 0000 0308 0605 [detail]
© 2008 Dr. Amadej Trnkoczy

Arabis alpina ssp. crispata (willd)
Arabis alpina ssp. crispata (willd)
ID: 0000 0000 0308 0603 [detail]
© 2008 Dr. Amadej Trnkoczy

Arabis alpina ssp. crispata (willd)
Arabis alpina ssp. crispata (willd)
ID: 0000 0000 0308 0602 [detail]
© 2008 Dr. Amadej Trnkoczy

Arabis alpina ssp. crispata (willd)
Arabis alpina ssp. crispata (willd)
ID: 0000 0000 0308 0601 [detail]
© 2008 Dr. Amadej Trnkoczy

Arabis alpina ssp. crispata (willd)
Arabis alpina ssp. crispata (willd)
ID: 0000 0000 0308 0600 [detail]
© 2008 Dr. Amadej Trnkoczy

Arabis alpina ssp. crispata (willd)
Arabis alpina ssp. crispata (willd)
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© 2008 Dr. Amadej Trnkoczy

Arabis alpina ssp. crispata (willd)
Arabis alpina ssp. crispata (willd)
ID: 0000 0000 0308 0604 [detail]
© 2008 Dr. Amadej Trnkoczy

Arabis alpina ssp. crispata (willd)
Arabis alpina ssp. crispata (willd)
ID: 0000 0000 0308 0597 [detail]
© 2008 Dr. Amadej Trnkoczy

Arabis alpina ssp. crispata (willd)
Arabis alpina ssp. crispata (willd)
ID: 0000 0000 0308 0596 [detail]
© 2008 Dr. Amadej Trnkoczy

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