West Highland Flora

Thale Cress


Arabidopsis thaliana

 

Arabidopsis thaliana

Photo Carl Farmer
14 May 2003 Skeabost, Skye
Plant 9 cm high

Common as a street weed, much less common in natural rocky places.

Flower diameter c 2-4 mm.  Pods 10-18 mm

ID: Long thin cylindrical pods sticking out at a wide angle.  Most leaves are in basal rosette.  Stem-leaves few, unstalked but not clasping stem.  All leaves of simple elliptical shape, only shallowly toothed if at all.

Other features: Usually annual.  Plants vary greatly in size even in the same population, but generally a small insignificant plant.  Surface of base-leaves covered with pimples that each have a hair in. 

 

Arabidopsis thaliana

Photo Carl Farmer
14 May 2003 Skeabost, Skye

  Arabidopsis thaliana

Photo Carl Farmer
14 May 2003 Skeabost, Skye

 

Arabidopsis thaliana

Photo Carl Farmer
14 May 2003 Skeabost, Skye
Pod in upper centre 10 mm on stalk 8 mm

 

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