Illinois Natural History Survey - University of Illinois

Arabis hirsuta
Hairy eared rockcress, Hairy rock cress, HAIRY ROCK CRESS, Rock cress
Taxonomy

Synonyms: Arabis hirsuta glabrata, Arabis pycnocarpa, Arabis hirsuta var. glabrata, Arabis hirsuta pycnocarpa, Arabis hirsuta var. pycnocarpa , Arabis hirsuta adpressipilis

Subspecific taxa:

Classification:

Other taxonomic & nomenclature sources: USDA PlantsITISThe Plant ListIPNI

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Species Distribution
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County Map Legend
Absent:
Not known from county
Medium confidence:
Medium or unknown confidence;
often old records or unverifiable observations
Medium-high confidence:
Often observations by expert botanists
High confidence:
Often vouchered herbarium records
Planted / introduced:
Native species introduced outside historic range,
or only in planted locations within county (e.g., restorations)
Historic / extirpated:
Only historic records for the species; likely extirpated
(Note that this category is not yet functional)

North American distribution maps for this species: FLNAUSDA PlantsBONAPBISON

Collection & Observation Phenology [?]

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Species Status

Status/Listing: No Information

Notes:

Origin: Native

Species Description

General: Dicot-herb, perennial

Roots: primary

Shoots: alternate, basal leaf arrangment; simple leaf type; dentate leaf margin; Pinnate leaf venation; linear, oblong, ovate leaf shape

Inflorescence: raceme

Flowers: perfect; 4 merous; complete, regular; white; hypogynous ovary position

Fruit: silique

Physiology: autotrophic; C3 C02 fixation

Ecology & Natural History

Habitat: Species is distributed in shaded, moss-covered limestone boulders along stream borders in small rock canyons; vertical walls of limestone canyons. Species is distributed in limestone woods; hillsides.

ILPIN Notes: Stems are glabrous above the middle. Stems are hirsute, hairs are mostly simple. Species has stems with appressed, forked hairs.

Functional Relationships:

Human Relationships:

  • Edibility [?] :
  • Showy Flowers: low

Wildlife and Livestock Information:

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Coefficient of Conservatism (C-value) [?] :

  • Entire State: 5
  • Chicago Area: 6

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