Boechera laevigata (Willd.) Al-Shehbaz
Common Name: SMOOTH BANK CRESS
Synonym: Arabis laevigata
Coefficient of Conservatism: 5
Coefficient of Wetness: 5
Wetness Index: UPL
Physiognomy: Nt B-Forb

Boechera laevigata S. Farrington

Arabis laevigata of Michigan Flora.

Floodplain, rich hardwood, and oak forests; river-bank thickets.

Distinctive in its long and relatively few cauline leaves (cf. B. grahamii and B. missouriensis), which are usually entire and nearly linear on the distal part of the stem and strongly toothed toward the base of the stem. The rosette leaves of the second year, at the base of the fertile stem, are glabrous but usually soon wither; the rosettes of the first year, sometimes seen offsetting from the base of the fertile stem, are pubescent.

Locations

Berrien County
Cass County
Eaton County
Genesee County
Gratiot County
Hillsdale County
Ingham County
Ionia County
Iosco County
Jackson County
Kalamazoo County
Kent County
Lenawee County
Livingston County
Macomb County
Mason County
Midland County
Monroe County
Oakland County
Ottawa County
Saginaw County
Shiawassee County
St. Clair County
Van Buren County
Washtenaw County
Wayne County

Citation:

MICHIGAN FLORA ONLINE. A. A. Reznicek, E. G. Voss, & B. S. Walters. February 2011. University of Michigan. Web. December 18, 2017. http://michiganflora.net/species.aspx?id=256.