Boechera canadensis (L.) Al-Shehbaz

Locations ofBoechera canadensis (L.) Al-Shehbaz in Virginia

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Botanical Name
Boechera canadensis (L.) Al-Shehbaz
Common Name
Sicklepod, Canada Rock Cress
Arabis canadensis L.; Borodinia canadensis (L.) P.J. Alexander & Windham
Flora of Virginia Name/Status
Boechera canadensis (L.) Al-Shehbaz
Eastern U.S. species of Boechera were transferred to the genus Borodinia in Syst. Bot. 38:192-209 (2013) based on a relatively close relationship with Asian Borodinia macrophylla. While w. N. American Boechera form a convincing clade, we feel that recognition of Borodinia should await additional investigation. Inclusion of only a single Asian species and stair-step relationships between a number of genera may belie the best placement of our eastern taxa.
Mesic to dry upland forests and rocky woodlands, usually in moderately to strongly calcareous soils. Common in the mountains; infrequent in the Piedmont; rare in the Coastal Plain.
Native Status

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