Sp. Pl. 2: 664. 1753
Phenology: Flowering Jun–Aug.
Habitat: Crevices of limestone rocks, along streams, calcareous alpine meadows, Salix scrub on slopes with scree
Elevation: 0-2400 m
Greenland, Nfld. and Labr., Nunavut, Que., N.Y., Wash., Europe, sw Asia, n, tropical Africa.
Arabis alpina, the generic type, is variable. It is cultivated extensively for its attractive flowers, and it sometimes escapes from cultivation. There is disagreement as to whether one or more species should be recognized in this complex. European, some African, and most North American plants are recognized as A. alpina; most of the larger-flowered, southwestern Asian plants, which are most commonly cultivated, are recognized as A. caucasica or as A. alpina subsp. caucasica (Willdenow) Briquet. In my opinion, the morphological differences between the two (see key, couplet 3) support recognition of two species, as did R. C. Rollins (1993) and G. A. Mulligan (1996).
|Author||Ihsan A. Al-Shehbaz +|
|Distribution||Greenland +, Nfld. and Labr. +, Nunavut +, Que. +, N.Y. +, Wash. +, Europe +, sw Asia +, n + and tropical Africa. +|
|Elevation||0-2400 m +|
|Habitat||Crevices of limestone rocks, along streams, calcareous alpine meadows, Salix scrub on slopes with scree +|
|Illustration copyright||Flora of North America Association +|
|Illustrator||Yevonn Wilson-Ramsey +|
|Phenology||Flowering Jun–Aug. +|
|Publication title||Sp. Pl. +|
|Publication year||1753 +|
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|Synonyms||Arabis alpina var. glabrata +|
|Taxon family||Brassicaceae +|
|Taxon name||Arabis alpina +|
|Taxon parent||Arabis +|
|Taxon rank||species +|
|Volume||Volume 7 +|