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Lyre-leaved Rock Cress
Arabis lyrata

• Family: Mustard (Brassicaceae)
• Habitat: rocks, sandy soil
• Height: 4-12 inches
• Flower size: 1/4 inch across
• Flower color: white
• Flowering time: April to May
• Origin: native

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Arabis lyrata
Arabis lyrata
Lyre-leaved rock cress is food for larva of the falcate orange-tip butterfly. The butterflies tend to visit the plants around the time of flowering.
Arabis lyrata
Arabis lyrata
Leaves of lyre-leaved rock cress.

Last updated November 13, 2005. © 2005 Connecticut Botanical Society. All rights reserved.