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Useful Temperate Plants

Arabidopsis lyrata

(L.) O'Kane & Al-Shehbaz

Brassicaceae

+ Synonyms

Arabidopsis petraea (L.) Dorof.

Arabidopsis petraea (L.) Kolník & Marhold

Arabis ambigua DC.

Arabis ambigua glabra DC.

Arabis ambigua intermedia DC.

Arabis amurensis N.Busch

Arabis arenosa petraea (L.) Čelak.

Arabis crantziana Ehrh.

Arabis floribunda Schur

Arabis grandiflora Freyn

Arabis hispida L.

Arabis kamchatica (Fisch. ex DC.) Pall. ex Ledeb.

Arabis lyrata L.

Arabis media N.Busch

Arabis microphylla nubigena (J.F.Macbr. & Payson) Rollins

Arabis nubigena J.F.Macbr. & Payson

Arabis occidentalis (S.Watson) A.Nelson

Arabis petraea (L.) Lam.

Arabis runcinata Lam.

Arabis septentrionalis N.Busch

Arabis simplicifolia Schur

Arabis sisymbroides Hook. ex Hook.f.

Arabis thaliana Crantz

Arabis transsilvanica Schur

Arabis umbrosa Turcz. ex Steud.

Arabis uralensis Willd. ex Ledeb.

Cardamine faeroensis Hornem.

Cardamine hastulata Sm.

Cardamine petraea L.

Cardaminopsis amurensis (N.Busch) O.E.Schulz

Cardaminopsis hispida (L.) Hayek

Cardaminopsis kamchatica (Fisch. ex DC.) O.E. Schulz

Cardaminopsis lyrata (L.) Hiitonen

Cardaminopsis media (N.Busch) O.E.Schulz

Cardaminopsis petraea (L.) Hiitonen

Cardaminopsis septentrionalis (N.Busch) O.E.Schulz

Crucifera crantziana E.H.L.Krause

Erysimum ambiguum (DC.) Kuntze

Erysimum lyratum (L.) Kuntze

Erysimum petraeum (Lam.) Kuntze

Hesperis humifusa Kuntze

Lepidium groenlandicum Hornem.

Sisymbrium arabidoides Hook.

Sisymbrium tilesii Ledeb.

Common Name: Rock Cress

Arabidopsis lyrata
Flowering plant in native habitat
Photograph by: Keir Morse; CalPhotos
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General Information

Arabidopsis lyrata is an erect, biennial to perennial plant producing one to a few stems, sometimes sparingly branched, 10 - 30cm long[
58
Title
Flora of Japan. (English translation)
Publication
 
Author
Ohwi. G.
Publisher
Smithsonian Institution
Year
1965
ISBN
-
Description
The standard work. Brilliant, but not for the casual reader.
].
The plant is harvested from the wild for local use as a food.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References

43
Title
Gray's Manual of Botany.Eighth Edition
Publication
 
Author
Fernald. M. L.
Publisher
American Book Co.; New York
Year
1950
ISBN
0442222505
Description
A bit dated but a good and concise flora of the eastern part of N. America.
,
58
Title
Flora of Japan. (English translation)
Publication
 
Author
Ohwi. G.
Publisher
Smithsonian Institution
Year
1965
ISBN
-
Description
The standard work. Brilliant, but not for the casual reader.
,
74
Title
Flora of the USSR.
Publication
 
Author
Komarov. V. L.
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Publisher
Israel Program for Scientific Translation
Year
1968
ISBN
-
Description
An immense (25 or more large volumes) and not yet completed translation of the Russian flora. Full of information on plant uses and habitats but heavy going for casual readers. It can be downloaded from the Internet.
,
235
Title
An Illustrated Flora of the Northern United States and Canada
Publication
 
Author
Britton. N. L. Brown. A.
Publisher
Dover Publications. New York.
Year
1970
ISBN
0-486-22642-5
Description
Reprint of a 1913 Flora, but still a very useful book.

Range

Northern and central Europe, through northern Asia to Japan; N. America - Alaska to Ontaria, south to Washington and Georgia

Habitat

Cliffs, ledges, thickets, stream and river banks, woods, limestone crevices and bluffs, sandstone hills and outcrops, serpentine rocks and barrens, shale, talus, sand dunes; at elevations up to 1,000 metres[
270
Title
Flora of N. America
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://flora.huh.harvard.edu/fna/
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
An on-line version of the flora with an excellent description of the plant including a brief mention of plant uses.
].

Properties

Edibility Rating *  *
HabitBiennial/Perennial
Height0.20 m
PollinatorsBees, Lepidoptera
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details


Species in this genus are generally easily grown in ordinary well-drained soil[
1
Title
RHS Dictionary of Plants plus Supplement. 1956
Publication
 
Author
F. Chittendon.
Publisher
Oxford University Press
Year
1951
ISBN
-
Description
Comprehensive listing of species and how to grow them. Somewhat outdated, it has been replaced in 1992 by a new dictionary (see [200]).
].
This species of rockcress is considered an important first brood nectar plant for 'Karner Blue' butterfly (Lycaeides melissa samuelis Nabokov), an endangered species in North America.

Edible Uses

Young leaves - raw or cooked[
177
Title
Plants for Human Consumption.
Publication
 
Author
Kunkel. G.
Publisher
Koeltz Scientific Books
Year
1984
ISBN
3874292169
Description
An excellent book for the dedicated. A comprehensive listing of Latin names with a brief list of edible parts.
]. Rosettes of the lobed leaves are added to tossed salads or served as a green vegetable[
257
Title
Native American Ethnobotany
Publication
 
Author
Moerman. D.
Publisher
Timber Press. Oregon.
Year
1998
ISBN
0-88192-453-9
Description
Very comprehensive but terse guide to the native uses of plants. Excellent bibliography, fully referenced to each plant, giving a pathway to further information. Not for the casual reader.
].

Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

None known

Propagation

Seed - it is best to surface sow the seed as soon as it is ripe in a light position in a cold frame[
134
Title
Growing from Seed. Volume 2.
Publication
 
Author
Rice. G. (Editor)
Publisher
Thompson and Morgan.
Year
1988
ISBN
-
Description
Very readable magazine with lots of information on propagation. An interesting article on Ensete ventricosum.
]. Seed can also be sown in spring. It usually germinates in 2 - 3 weeks at 21°c[
134
Title
Growing from Seed. Volume 2.
Publication
 
Author
Rice. G. (Editor)
Publisher
Thompson and Morgan.
Year
1988
ISBN
-
Description
Very readable magazine with lots of information on propagation. An interesting article on Ensete ventricosum.
]. When large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and plant them out in the summer.
Division after flowering[
111
Title
Popular Hardy Perennials.
Publication
 
Author
Sanders. T. W.
Publisher
Collingridge
Year
1926
ISBN
-
Description
A fairly wide range of perennial plants that can be grown in Britain and how to grow them.
]. Very easy, the divisions can be planted out straight into their permanent positions if required.
Cuttings in a shady border in summer[
1
Title
RHS Dictionary of Plants plus Supplement. 1956
Publication
 
Author
F. Chittendon.
Publisher
Oxford University Press
Year
1951
ISBN
-
Description
Comprehensive listing of species and how to grow them. Somewhat outdated, it has been replaced in 1992 by a new dictionary (see [200]).
].
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