Summer Wildflowers of Mount Holyokeby Karen Searcy
Taxonomy
Brassicaceae
Arabis canadensis (Sickle-pod)
Flower colorwhite
Number of petals4
Petal fusionfree
Lea arrangementalternate
Leaf groupingsimple
Leaf marginstoothed
Leaf/leaflet shapelower leaves obovate, upper leaves lanceolate
Fruit typedry
Fruit colorgreen
Flowering datesJune - July
Fruiting datesJuly
HabitatRocky, open woods
LocalityMain ridge on basalt
DescriptionThe flowers of this species are white and inconspicuous, but it is readily recognized by the many flat, curved seed pods. The stem is usually unbranched and can be from 1 - 3 feet tall.
Habit photoKBS
Flower photoKBS
Fruit photoKBS
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