Critically Imperiled Plant Profile
(Not Listed or Proposed under the Endangered Species Act)

Basal leaves of bristlyleaf rockcress.
Basal leaves form a rosette. Photo by James Morefield, Nevada Natural Heritage Program.

Arabis rectissima var. simulans range map.
Arabis rectissima var. simulans range map.

Arabis rectissima var. simulans, bristlyleaf rockcress

  • Also known as: Washoe tall rockcress

Threats

  • Restricted to the Central Carson Range of western Nevada
  • Recreational disturbance
  • Hybridization with Arabis holboellii
  • Lack of forest succession

Conservation Status

National Forest and Grassland Occurrence

More Information

Washoe tall rockcress plant.
Washoe tall rockcress is tall indeed for a rockcress. Photo by James Morefield, Nevada Natural Heritage Program.

Bristlyleaf rockcress flowers.
Flowers of this rockcress are not showy. Photo by James Morefield, Nevada Natural Heritage Program.

Bristlyleaf rockcress fruits.
The long, narrow fruits of this mustard family member are called "silicles". Photo by James Morefield, Nevada Natural Heritage Program.