Annual herb from a slender taproot; stems 1-several, erect, 10-40 cm tall, hairy near base with simple, spreading hairs, glabrous above.
Mostly in basal rosette, oblanceolate, entire or minutely dentate, 1-4 cm long, with simple and branched hairs; stem leaves lanceolate, nearly unstalked, 5-20 mm long, upper ones usually glabrous.
In racemes; flower stalks slender, erect to ascending, 5-10 mm long; petals white, about 3 mm long, narrowly egg-shaped; sepals approximately 1.5 mm long.
Siliques, linear, 10-15 mm long, less than 1 mm wide, glabrous; seeds numerous, in one row, less than 1 mm long, oblong.
If more than one illustration is available for a species (e.g., separate illustrations were provided for two subspecies) then links to the separate images will be provided below. Note that individual subspecies or varietal illustrations are not always available.
Illustration Source: The Illustrated Flora of British Columbia
||Value / Class
Moisture Regime (SMR)
[0 - very xeric; 4 - mesic;
8 - hydric]
of field plots
species was recorded in:
BEC Zone Class
All BEC Zones (# of stations/zone) species was recorded in
Source: Klinkenberg 2013
Synonyms and Alternate Names:
Arabis thaliana L.
Sisymbrium thalianum (L.) J. Gay & Monn.