Boechera shortii

ClassificationDicots
FamilyBrassicaceae
Family (Traditional)Brassicaceae
GenusBoechera
Species:Boechera shortii (Fernald) Al-Shehbaz
Common NameShorts Rockcress
Growth Habitforb
Plant Notes**
CharacteristicsArmaments: No; Milky Sap: No; Photosynthetic: Yes; Stipules: No; Woody Herbaceous: Herbaceous; Duration: Biennial; Duration: Perennial; General Ecology: Terrestrial; Growth Habit: forb; Moisture Requirements: Dry-mesic; Moisture Requirements: Mesic; Region of Origin: North America; Reproductive Phenology: April; Reproductive Phenology: May; Leaf Arrangement: alternate; Leaf Complexity: simple; Leaf Fragrance: No; Leaf Persistance: Deciduous; Leaf Type: broadleaf; Leaflet Number: 0; Anther Type: Basifixed; Base Flower Color: White; Carpel Number/Pistil: 2; Fruit Dehiscence: Yes; Fruit Type: Capsule; Fruit Type: Silique; Fruit Wet/Dry: Dry; Hypanthium Present: No; Ovary Position: Superior; Overall Flower Symmetry: Actinomorphic; Perianth Present: Yes; Petal Fusion: No; Pistil Complexity: Compound; Pistil Number: 1; Placentation Type: Parietal; Sexuality: monoclinous; Sporangium Arrangement: N/A
C value 7
StatusNative

** Not applicable or data not available.

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Species Distribution Map

This species has been reported in the counties highlighted in the interactive distribution map below. Click on a county to display the its name. Click the question mark icon () to view additional information about the ecoregions shown. In the map legend, there are links to toggle the visibility of the ecoregions and/or their labels. In addition, clicking on an ecoregion name will highlight that region on the map.

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Ecoregions
  • Southeastern Plains
    • Blackland Prarie
  • Blue Ridge Mountains
  • Ridge and Valley
  • Cumberland Plateau
  • Cumberland Mountains
  • Allegheny Plateau
  • Interior Plateau
    • Bluegrass Region
    • Nashville Basin
    • Pennyroyal Karst Plain
    • Western Highland Rim
    • Eastern Highland Rim

Synonyms

SynonymFull Citation
Boechera dentata Boechera dentata (Raf.) Al-Shehbaz & Zarucchi
Boechera shortii Boechera shortii

Specimens and Distribution

No specimens exist for this species.

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