Cress – Sand

Arabis lyrata

Family Mustard (Brassicaceae)
Bloom Summer
Habitat Dunes, roadsides
Status Native
Cycle Biennial, Perennial
Height 4-16″
Flower Flowers are tiny white flowers with 4 petals 3/8″ wide.
Leaf Leaves are long, curly, deeply lobed in a circle at the base. Upper leaves are long without lobes and are sparse.
Notes Although small and delicate in appearance, this is an amazingly resilient plant which can be found in the dry, harsh, and relatively unprotected areas of the foredunes.

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