Scientific Description:

Herbs. Hairs simple, bifid or branched-stellate. Lower leaves usually forming rosette, petiolate or sessile; upper leaves sessile. Inner sepals somewhat to strongly saccate. Petals white, yellowish (especially when dried), pink or violet. Filaments linear, without appendages. Ovary with 20−60 ovules. Fruit a flattened siliqua. Style short, stigma ± capitate. Replum thin. Seeds in one row in each loculus (in Türkiye), winged or unwinged.



Cullen J (1965). Arabis L., In: Davis PH (ed.), Flora of Turkey and the East Aegean Islands, Edinburgh University Press, Edinburgh, 1: 422.

Public Description:

Arabis, is a genus of annual or perennial plants, commonly known as “eared-rockcress”, and has a widespread distribution in the world. There are approximately 110 species in the world and 21 species (22 taxa) in Türkiye. They have white, yellowish, pink or violet flowers. Some species, notably “Alpine rock-cress (Arabis alpina L.), are cultivated as ornamental plants in gardens. Many others are regarded as weeds.



Anonymous 1 (2015)., Accessed date: 27.12.2015.

Anonymous 2 (2015). Accessed date: 27.12.2015.

Mutlu B (2012). Arabis L., In: Güner, A., Aslan, S., Ekim, T., Vural, M. & Babaç, M.T. (eds.), Türkiye Bitkileri Listesi (Damarlı Bitkiler). Nezahat Gökyiğit Botanik Bahçesi ve Flora Araştırmaları Derneği Yayını. İstanbul, pp. 256−258.

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