OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Rosids: Malvids: Brassicales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (10/20/20):
Planodes virginicum   FAMILY Brassicaceae


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Sibara virginica   FAMILY Brassicaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH (ORTHOGRAPHIC VARIANT) Vascular flora of Illinois (Mohlenbrock, 2014)
Planodes virginica

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 088-24-001:
Sibara virginica   FAMILY Brassicaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Arabis virginica

 

COMMON NAME:
Sibara, Virginia-cress, Virginia Rockcress, Virginia Winged Rockcress


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image of Planodes virginicum, Sibara, Virginia-cress, Virginia Rockcress, Virginia Winged Rockcress

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_arvi10_001_lvd

        

A native weed, presumably much more common now than formerly, per Weakley's Flora (2020).

image of Planodes virginicum, Sibara, Virginia-cress, Virginia Rockcress, Virginia Winged Rockcress

Terry Holdsclaw    tdh_p_virginicum_0007

March    Iredell County    NC

Petals 4, white, 2-3mm long, entire, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Planodes virginicum, Sibara, Virginia-cress, Virginia Rockcress, Virginia Winged Rockcress

Terry Holdsclaw    tdh_p_virginicum_0010

March    Iredell County    NC

Basal lvs pinnately dissected w 5-15 pr of lateral divisions; stem lvs similar, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Planodes virginicum, Sibara, Virginia-cress, Virginia Rockcress, Virginia Winged Rockcress

Terry Holdsclaw    tdh_planodes_virginicum_1

April    Iredell County    NC

Siliques flat and narrow but up to 1" long (fairly long for the short size of the plant), per Vascular Plants of North Carolina.

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (10/20/20):
Planodes virginicum   FAMILY Brassicaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Sibara virginica   FAMILY Brassicaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH (ORTHOGRAPHIC VARIANT) Vascular flora of Illinois (Mohlenbrock, 2014)
Planodes virginica

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 088-24-001:
Sibara virginica   FAMILY Brassicaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Arabis virginica

 

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1376

Forb
Winter annual

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common (uncommon in Mountains)

Look for it in disturbed areas, fields, roadsides, per Weakley's Flora

map
Click here to see a more detailed map from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Herbarium,

or click here to see a map from SERNEC, a consortium of southeastern herbaria.

 

full sun

LEAVES:
Simple: Pinnately dissected
Basal & alternate

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
White
Bisexual
Radially symmetrical
4 sepals
4 petals
6 stamens slightly tetradynamous (2 short, 4 long)

Inflorescence a raceme

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer
Silique

 

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