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Useful Temperate Plants

Arabis hirsuta

(L.) Scop.

Brassicaceae


The taxa Arabis eschscholtziana Andrz. ex Ledeb. (syn Arabis hirsuta subsp. eschscholtziana (Andrz.) Hultén) and Arabis pycnocarpa M. Hopkins (syn Arabis hirsuta subsp. pycnocarpa (M. Hopkins) Hultén) are both treated as synonyms of Arabis hirsuta here. Both are treated as distinct in the Flora of North America[
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.
,
K
Title
Plants for a Future
Author
Ken Fern
Description
Notes from observations, tasting etc at Plants For A Future and on field trips.
]

+ Synonyms

Arabis accedens Jord.

Arabis brownii Jord.

Arabis collisparsa Jord.

Arabis conferta Willd. ex Rchb.

Arabis contracta Spenn.

Arabis curtisiliqua DC.

Arabis eschscholtziana Andrz. ex Ledeb.

Arabis gracilescens Jord.

Arabis hirtella Jord.

Arabis hornungiana Schur

Arabis idanensis Jord.

Arabis marschalliana Steud.

Arabis montana Lam.

Arabis muralis sadina Samp.

Arabis nemoralis Steud.

Arabis nipponica (Franch. & Sav.) H.Boissieu

Arabis ovata (Pursh) Poir.

Arabis ovata glabrata (Torr. & A.Gray) Farw.

Arabis petricola Jord.

Arabis platystigma (Beck) Beck

Arabis propera Jord.

Arabis propinqua Jord.

Arabis pycnocarpa M.Hopkins

Arabis pycnocarpa glabrata (Torr. & A.Gray) M.Hopkins

Arabis reichenbachii Syme

Arabis retziana Beurl. ex Nyman

Arabis rupestris Nutt.

Arabis sadina (Samp.) Cout.

Arabis sagittata nipponica Franch. & Sav.

Arabis sagittata ovata (Pursh) DC.

Arabis stelleri eschscholtziana (Andrz.) N.Busch

Crucifera contracta E.H.L.Krause

Erysimum hirsutum (L.) Kuntze

Turrita hirsuta (L.) Bubani

Turritis accedens Fourr.

Turritis collisparsa Fourr.

Turritis curtisiliqua Fr. ex DC.

Turritis gerardiana Ramond ex DC.

Turritis hirtella Fourr.

Turritis idanensis Fourr.

Turritis multiflora Lapeyr.

Turritis oblongata Raf.

Turritis propera Fourr.

Turritis raji J.Presl & C.Presl

Turritis stenopetala Willd.

Common Name:

Arabis hirsuta
Flowering plant
Photograph by: Barry Breckling; CalPhotos
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Arabis hirsuta Arabis hirsuta

General Information

Arabis hirsuta is an erect, herbaceous perennial (occasionally biennial) plant forming a rosette of leaves with a flowering stem growing 10 - 80cm tall[
266
Title
Flora of China
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://flora.huh.harvard.edu/china/
Publisher
Missouri Botanical Garden Press; St. Louis.
Year
1994
ISBN
 
Description
An excellent, comprehensive resource in 25 volumes. In addition to the botanical information the flora also gives basic information on habitat and some uses. An on-line version is also available.
].
The plant is harvested from the wild for local use as a food.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References

17
Title
Flora of the British Isles.
Publication
 
Author
Clapham, Tutin and Warburg.
Publisher
Cambridge University Press
Year
1962
ISBN
-
Description
A very comprehensive flora, the standard reference book but it has no pictures.
266

Range

Most of Europe, through northern and southwestern Asia to Iran, China, Japan.; N. America - Alaska to Quebec, south to California and Georgia

Habitat

Chalk and limestone slopes, limestone rocks and walls, dunes and dry banks[
17
Title
Flora of the British Isles.
Publication
 
Author
Clapham, Tutin and Warburg.
Publisher
Cambridge University Press
Year
1962
ISBN
-
Description
A very comprehensive flora, the standard reference book but it has no pictures.
]. Meadows, grassy slopes, roadsides, mixed forests; at elevations from 300 - 4,000 metres in China[
266
Title
Flora of China
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://flora.huh.harvard.edu/china/
Publisher
Missouri Botanical Garden Press; St. Louis.
Year
1994
ISBN
 
Description
An excellent, comprehensive resource in 25 volumes. In addition to the botanical information the flora also gives basic information on habitat and some uses. An on-line version is also available.
].

Properties

Edibility Rating *  *
HabitBiennial/Perennial
Height0.60 m
PollinatorsBees, Lepidoptera, Insects
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details


Easily grown in ordinary well-drained soil. Succeeds in dry soils and on walls[
K
Title
Plants for a Future
Author
Ken Fern
Description
Notes from observations, tasting etc at Plants For A Future and on field trips.
].

Edible Uses

Young leaves - 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.
].

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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