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Arabis sparsiflora Nutt.
Family: Brassicaceae
sicklepod rockcress,  more...
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Gary A. Monroe  
Plant: Perennial; caudex branched or not; hairs multibranched to simple, spreading or appressed, coarse; stems 1-several, simple or branched above, 3-9 dm, generally stout; hairs below, sometimes above Leaves: basal many, 3-10 cm, linear-oblanceolate to wider, entire or ± dentate, hairy, tip acute; cauline many, sessile, 2-8 cm, linear-lanceolate or wider, base lobed, generally sagittate, clasping stem INFLORESCENCE: raceme; bracts 0 Flowers: bisexual; sepals 4, free; petals (0)4, free, erect; petals 9-12 mm, 2-4 mm wide, spoon-shaped, pink to purple; stamens generally (2,4)6, generally 4 long, 2 short; ovary 1, superior, chambers generally 2, septum membranous, connecting 2 parietal placentas, style 1, stigma simple or 2-lobed Fruit: capsule, with 2 deciduous valves, sometimes breaking transversely or indehiscent, ascending to recurved, 6-12 cm, straight or curved, glabrous; pedicel ascending to spreading-recurved, 5-15 mm, often stout, glabrous to hairy; Seed round, ± many, generally 1 row per chamber; wing narrow Misc: Rocky slopes, valleys; < 2800 m.
Arabis sparsiflora image
Gary A. Monroe  
Arabis sparsiflora image
Barry Breckling  
Arabis sparsiflora image
Barry Breckling  
Arabis sparsiflora image
Gary A. Monroe  
Arabis sparsiflora image
Gary A. Monroe  
Arabis sparsiflora image
Barry Breckling  
Arabis sparsiflora image
Gary A. Monroe  
Arabis sparsiflora image
Barry Breckling  
Arabis sparsiflora image
Barry Breckling  
Arabis sparsiflora image
Arabis sparsiflora image
Arabis sparsiflora image
Arabis sparsiflora image
Arabis sparsiflora image
Arabis sparsiflora image
Arabis sparsiflora image
Arabis sparsiflora image