GARDEN ARABIS

GARDEN ROCK-CRESS

Arabis caucasica

Cabbage Family [Brassicaceae]  

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status
statusZneophyte
 
flower
flower8white
 
inner
inner8yellow
 
morph
morph8actino
 
petals
petalsZ4
 
stem
stem8round
 
smell
smell8fragrant
fragrant

3rd May 2006, Monyash, Derbyshire. Photo: © RWD
Standing with bushy-form over a foot tall. Leaves a hoary grey-green.


3rd May 2006, Monyash, Derbyshire. Photo: © RWD
Leaves a hoary grey, upper clasping the stems with two backwardly-pointing auricles. Bluntly toothed leaves.


3rd May 2006, Monyash, Derbyshire. Photo: © RWD
Flowers a very clean and brilliant white with four petals.


3rd May 2006, Monyash, Derbyshire. Photo: © RWD
Flowers have a central golden yellow egg-yolk splash of colour. Stamens and anthers also yellow.


3rd May 2006, Monyash, Derbyshire. Photo: © RWD
with a splash of yellow at the centre.


Some similarities to : Alpine Rock-Cress but that seems to have disappeared from the wild in the UK over a decade ago.

Grows in gardens and on rocks. Planted especially in rockeries.

Flowers are a clean and brilliant white with a golden egg-yolk yellow central splash of colour. Petals number four, as with all Brassica Family plants.


  Arabis caucasica  ⇐ Global Aspect ⇒ Brassicaceae  

Distribution
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genus8Arabis
Arabis
(Rock-cresses)

GARDEN ARABIS

GARDEN ROCK-CRESS

Arabis caucasica

Cabbage Family [Brassicaceae]  

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