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Picture of purple rock cress
Purple rock cress
Arabis divaricarpa A. Nels.


Plant Description:

  • Slender,straight, prairie plant growing up to 50 cm high
  • Very narrow, sword-shaped leaves
  • Whitish-pink flowers
  • Somewhat curved, slender pods
  • Occurs on dry hills
  • An edible plant that has a taste similar to horseradish
  • Found at Stops 1 and 2

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-Sourced from Budd's Flora of the Canadian Prairie Provinces, 1979 and
Plants of the Western Boreal Forest & Aspen Parkland, 1995.
Refer to references for full publication details.

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