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Arabis caucasica

Observed: 6th March 2013 By: Beagle
Friends of Childwall Woods and FieldsMerseyside BioBankThe Wildlife Trust for Lancashire, Manchester and
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Arabis
Arabis
Description:

Mat-forming perennial with white flowers found on paths, wasteland, walls and quarries.

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Garden Arabis (Arabis caucasica) interacts

Comments

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Brassicaceae (Crucifers)

Agreed it is from the same family but why do you think it's Arabis and not Aubretia? Regards

Hugh

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Apologies

Sorry Hugh, should have given the reasons for deciding on Arabis over Aubrieta.
Firstly Aubrieta flowers are shades of purple and mauve, with few flowers per inflorescence (the inflorescence shown has far to many flowers for Aubrieta). The leaves on the plant in the photo clasp the stem and have auricles (the wing like extensions at the base of the leaf), the leaves of Aubrieta have short stalks and no auricles and fewer teeth than in the specimen shown.
Steve.

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My Dilemma

This is a live workshop specimen identified by a group and your identification is from my photographs. Does this mean it is 'unverified'? Kind regards

Hugh

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True identity verified.

It does matter - in fact, the specimen is a Crucifer and an Arabis caucasica. Thanks Steve, Aaron and 'Jizz'. Regards

Hugh