Connecticut Plants
Lyre-leaved Rock Cress
Arabidopsis lyrata (L.) O'Kane & Al-Shehbaz
  • Synonyms: Arabis lyrata L.
  • Family: mustard (Brassicaceae)
  • Habitat: rocks, sandy soil
  • Height: 4-12 inches
  • Flower size: 1/4 inch across
  • Flower color: white
  • Flowering time: April to May
  • Origin: native
Arabis lyrata L.
Arabis lyrata L.

Lyre-leaved rock cress is food for larva of the falcate orange-tip butterfly. The butterflies tend to visit the plants around the time of flowering.

Arabis lyrata L.
Arabis lyrata L.

Leaves of lyre-leaved rock cress.