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Hairy Rock Cress
Arabis hirsuta

Hairy Rock Cress (Arabis hirsuta) Other scientific names: Arabis ovata, Arabis pycnocarpa

Family: Mustard Family (Brassicaceae)

Group: Cresses

Flowers: Summer;  White;  4 parts (petals)

Leaves: Alternate

Habitat: Fields and Open Areas

Grows in Sun/Shade: Sun

Books: Newcomb's Wildflower Guide: 136   

Native/Non-native: Native

Origin and Meaning of Names:
 Scientific Name: hirsuta: with stiff hairs

Photographs: 29 photographs available, of which 5 are featured on this page. SCROLL DOWN FOR PHOTOGRAPHS.

Range Map is at the bottom of the page

Hairy Rock Cress (Arabis hirsuta)

Hairy Rock Cress plant and flowers.

Hairy Rock Cress (Arabis hirsuta)

Closer view of the flowers.

Hairy Rock Cress (Arabis hirsuta)

Most of a Hairy Rock Cress plant.

Hairy Rock Cress (Arabis hirsuta)

The lower stem leaves of Hairy Rock Cress.

Hairy Rock Cress (Arabis hirsuta)

Seeds forming.

Range map for Hairy Rock Cress (Arabis hirsuta)

PLEASE NOTE: A coloured Province or State means this species occurs somewhere in that Province/State.
The entire Province/State is coloured, regardless of where in that Province/State it occurs.

(Range map provided courtesy of the USDA website and is displayed here in accordance with their Policies)