Brassicaceae
Arabis sparsiflora

Sicklepod Rockcress

Clump with mostly basal leaves, 1 to few stems. Stems straight or branched near top. Leaves 1–4 in., lance-shaped, with sharply pointed tip, entire or toothed, hairy; many stem leaves similar with lobed base, clasping stem. Flower petals spoon-shaped, pink or purple. Seedpods 2–5 in., recurved, held outward from stem, hairless. Grows in rocky places at all elevations.

  • Rarity: Locally Common
  • Flowering Time: Mid Spring
  • Life Cycle: Biennial, Perennial
  • Height: 6--24 inches
  • Habitat: Rocky Slopes , Talus, Sagebrush, Dry Rocky Sites
  • Found In: Siskiyous, Steens, Wallowas, West Gorge, N Cascades NP
  • Native: Yes