We follow O’Kane & Al-Shehbaz (1997) in placing Arabis lyrata into Arabidopsis; indeed, our two species look similar and are sometimes confused. See Koch et al. (2008) for more information.

1. Petals (4–) 5–8 (–9) mm long, seeds ca. 1 mm long.

A. lyrata

1. Petals 2–4.2 mm long, seeds ca. 0.3–0.5 mm.

A. thaliana

All species found in Arabidopsis

Arabidopsis lyrataSAND CRESS 
Arabidopsis thalianaMOUSE-EAR CRESS 


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