Boechera dentata (Raf.) Al-Shehbaz & Zarucchi
Common Name: ROCK CRESS
Synonym: Arabis perstellata
Coefficient of Conservatism: 9
Coefficient of Wetness: 5
Wetness Index: UPL
Physiognomy: Nt P-Forb
Status: T

Arabis perstellata of Michigan Flora.

Floodplain forests and banks along the Grand River; very local.

See Al-Shehbaz & Zarucchi (2008) for the nomenclature. This is quite distinctive, with its ± dentate and pubescent upper cauline leaves. Fruiting plants often have a new basal rosette, suggesting that this woodland species may be more of a short lived perennial than the other Boechera species.


Berrien County
Eaton County
Ingham County
Ionia County
Kent County
Ottawa County


MICHIGAN FLORA ONLINE. A. A. Reznicek, E. G. Voss, & B. S. Walters. February 2011. University of Michigan. Web. July 7, 2022.