Sibara virginica (L.) Rollins

Sibara virginica plant

Family - Brassicaceae

Stems:

Sibara virginica stemUpper stem.

Sibara virginica stemLower stem.

Leaves:

Sibara virginica leaves

Sibara virginica basalsWinter basals.

Inflorescence:

N/A

Flowers:

Sibara virginica flower

Sibara virginica fruitsFruits.

Flowering - February - June.

Habitat - Disturbed sites, waste ground, fields, glades, roadsides, railroads.

Origin - Native to North America.

Other information - This weedy species has been reported mainly in the northern half of Alabama but has been reported on the coast as well. The plant can be identified by its small white flowers, pubescent stems, pinnatifid leaves, and somewhat compressed fruits. In the winter the plant can be identified by its small basal rosette of leaves.
The genus name Sibara is an anagram of another closely related genus, Arabis.

Alabama Distribution:

Sibara virginica map

Photographs taken in Columbia, MO., 4-1-04.


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