West Highland Flora

Northern Rock-cress


Cardaminopsis petraea

Other name: Arabis petraea

Cardaminopsis petraea

Photo Carl Farmer
31 May 2003 Storr, Skye
Largest flower in pic 11 mm across

Locally frequent in montane rock and scree.

Flower diameter c 6-10 mm

ID: Typical crucifer flowerhead but distinctive basal rosette of glossy leaves with side lobes about as thick as the midrib.

Other features: Pods long and narrow, held away from the stem, pointing vaguely upwards.

 

Cardaminopsis petraea

Photo Carl Farmer
31 May 2003 Storr, Skye
Longest leaves here c 2.8 cm
Midribs to 1.9 mm thick

  Cardaminopsis petraea

Photo Carl Farmer
31 May 2003 Storr, Skye
Flower left of lower centre 9 mm across

 

Cardaminopsis petraea

Photo Carl Farmer
31 May 2003 Storr, Skye
Largest flower in pic 11 mm across

 

  Cardaminopsis petraea

Photo Carl Farmer
22 Sep 2001 Storr, Skye
 

    Pods and upper leaves

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