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Arabis shortii (Fernald) Gleason
Short's rockcress

General Information
Symbol: ARSH2
Group: Dicot
Family: Brassicaceae
Duration: Biennial
Growth Habit: Forb/herb
Native Status: CAN   N
L48   N
Data Source and Documentation
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green round image for nativity Native blue round image for introduced Introduced ocre round image for introduced and nativity Both white round image for no status Absent/Unreported
image for native, but no county data Native, No County Data image for introduced, but no county data Introduced, No County Data both introduced and native, but no county data Both, No County Data
Native Status:
lower 48 status L48    Alaska status AK    Hawaii status HI    Puerto Rico status PR    Virgin Islands status VI    Navassa Island NAV    Canada status CAN    Greenland status GL    Saint Pierre and Michelon status SPM    North America NA   


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Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913. An illustrated flora of the northern United States, Canada and the British Possessions. 3 vols. Charles Scribner's Sons, New York. Vol. 2: 180. Provided by Kentucky Native Plant Society. Scanned by Omnitek Inc. Usage Requirements.



Symbol Scientific Name Other Common Names
ARDE8 Arabis dentata (Torr.) Torr. & A. Gray
ARDEP Arabis dentata (Torr.) Torr. & A. Gray var. phalacrocarpa M. Hopkins
ARPEP2 Arabis perstellata E.L. Braun var. phalacrocarpa (M. Hopkins) Fernald
ARPES Arabis perstellata E.L. Braun var. shortii Fernald
ARSHP Arabis shortii (Fernald) Gleason var. phalacrocarpa (M. Hopkins) Steyerm.
BODE3 Boechera dentata (Raf.) Al-Shehbaz & Zarucchi
BOSH Boechera shortii (Fernald) Al-Shehbaz Short's rockcress
IODE Iodanthus dentatus (Torr.) Greene
SIDE7 Sisymbrium dentatum Torr.


Click on a scientific name below to expand it in the PLANTS Classification Report.
Rank Scientific Name and Common Name
Kingdom Plantae – Plants
Subkingdom Tracheobionta – Vascular plants
Superdivision Spermatophyta – Seed plants
Division Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants
Class Magnoliopsida – Dicotyledons
Subclass Dilleniidae
Order Capparales
Family Brassicaceae ⁄ Cruciferae – Mustard family
Genus Arabis L. – rockcress
Species Arabis shortii (Fernald) Gleason – Short's rockcress

Subordinate Taxa

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Legal Status

Threatened and Endangered Information:
This plant is listed by the U.S. federal government or a state. Common names are from state and federal lists. Click on a place name to get a complete protected plant list for that location.
Short's rockcress
New York
toothed rock-cress
Short's rock-cress
Special Concern

Wetland Status

Interpreting Wetland Status


BODE3  Boechera dentata (Raf.) Al-Shehbaz & Zarucchi

North America
Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain FACU
Eastern Mountains and Piedmont FACU
Great Plains UPL
Midwest UPL
Northcentral & Northeast UPL



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