Arabidopsis thaliana (L.) Heynh.

  • Authority

    Gleason, Henry A. & Cronquist, Arthur J. 1991. Manual of vascular plants of northeastern United States and adjacent Canada. lxxv + 910 pp.

  • Family


  • Scientific Name

    Arabidopsis thaliana (L.) Heynh.

  • Description

    Species Description - Annual or winter-annual 1–4 dm; lvs chiefly in a basal rosette, oblong to spatulate, 1–5 cm, stellate-hairy; cauline lvs smaller, linear to narrowly oblong; sep pilose; pet 2–3 mm; mature racemes very open, the widely divergent pedicels 5–10 mm; frs divergent or ascending, 1–2 cm × 1 mm; 2n=10. Native of Europe, naturalized in fields and waste places, especially in sandy soil, throughout most of the U.S. Apr.–June. (Sisymbrium t.)

  • Common Names

    mouse-ear cress