Arabidopsis thaliana

Family:BRASSICACEAE
Species:Arabidopsis thaliana (Linnaeus) Heynhold
Common Name:Mouse Ear Cress; Thalecress
Habitat:Cemetaries, roadsides, and other disturbed sandy sites.
Associated Ecological Communities:**
Growth Habit:Herb
Duration:Annual
Category:Vascular
USDA Symbol:ARTH
Plant Notes: Mouse Ear Cress is an introduced winter annual in the Mustard family (Brassicaceae). It is native to Europe, Asia, and northern Africa. Mouse Ear Cress can be found throughout Alabama. Typical habitats include cemetaries, fallow fields, roadsides, along railroad tracks, and gravel parking lots. Mouse Ear Cress produces a basal rosette of leaves in the early winter that is about the size of a quarter or smaller. In late winter and early spring the flowering shoots are produced, and rapidly grow to a height of three to six inches. There may be a few reduced leaves along the flowering stem, but it is essentially leafless. Flowering stems are unbranched, or branched from near the middle. The flowers have four white petals. The elongated fruit is a silique (a dry fruit that is more than three times as long as broad. When the seed are mature the outer halves of the fruit fall away leaving the seed exposed on a papery septum). Mouse Ear Cress is to plant genetics what the Fruit Fly is to animal genetics. It has been used as a model organism because it has a small genome, the small size of the plant, its rapid life cycle (going from seed to seed in six weeks or less), and it is easily grown in the lab. It was the first plant genome to be sequenced, completed in 2000 by the Arabidopsis Genome Initiative.--A. Diamond
Taxonomic Notes:**
Status:Not Native, GNR (Global Rank)
References:**
Specimen: View specimen details in the Alabama Herbarium Consortium Specimen Database

** Not applicable or data not available.

Classification

FamilyBRASSICACEAE - Mustard family
Genus Arabidopsis
Species Arabidopsis thaliana (Linnaeus) Heynhold - Mouse Ear Cress; Thalecress

Citation

Citation Arabidopsis thaliana (Linnaeus) Heynhold, in Heynhold & Holl, Fl. Sachsen 538. 1842.
Basionym: Arabis thaliana Linnaeus 1753.
Type: Without data (lectotype: LINN 842.5). Lectotypified by O'Kane & Al-Shehbaz, Novon 7: 327. 1997.

** Not applicable or data not available.

Synonyms

SynonymFull CitationBasionymType
Arabis thaliana Arabis thaliana Linnaeus, Sp. Pl. 665. 1753.   
Sisymbrium thalianum    
Stenophragma thaliana    

Specimens and Distribution

This species has been reported in the following counties by the herbaria listed. An overview of the individual specimens are provided in the table that follows. Click on the accession number to view details; click on column headers to sort; choose a county or herbaria to filter the specimen data.

Counties included on distribution map: Autauga, Barbour, Blount, Bullock, Butler, Calhoun, Cherokee, Coffee, Colbert, Covington, Crenshaw, Cullman, Dallas, DeKalb, Elmore, Etowah, Fayette, Franklin, Greene, Jackson, Lauderdale, Lawrence, Lee, Limestone, Macon, Madison, Marengo, Marion, Marshall, Mobile, Montgomery, Morgan, Pickens, Pike, Tuscaloosa

Counties represented by specimen data listed below:

Herbaria represented by specimen data listed below: AMAL, AUA, JSU, TROY, UNA, UWAL

Range of years during which specimens were collected: -

Barcode / Accession No. County Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
Image
TROY000038029 Bullock 21 Feb 2013 Bailee Dykes
1522
TROY
Arabidopsis thaliana (Linnaeus) Heynhold
AUA_ACC053021 Bullock 13 MAR 1991 DIAMOND, JR., ALVIN R.
7280
AUA
ARABIDOPSIS THALIANA (L.) HEYNH.
AMAL00006002 Colbert 15 Apr 1996 Daniel D. Spaulding
8811
AMAL
Arabidopsis thaliana (Linnaeus) Heynhold
AUA_ACC049302 Bullock 27 MAR 1988 DIAMOND, JR., ALVIN R.
4312
AUA
ARABIDOPSIS THALIANA (L.) HEYNH.
UNA00065662 Cherokee 27 Mar 2005 D. D. Spaulding
12223
UNA
Arabidopsis thaliana (L.) Heynh.
UNA00012174 Greene 14 Apr 1969 Joab L. Thomas
1979
UNA
Arabidopsis thaliana (L.) Heynh.
UWAL0016185 Barbour 26 Jan 2014 Diamond, Alvin R.
24760
UWAL
Arabidopsis thaliana (Linnaeus) Haynhold
UNA00048921 Barbour 10 May 1997 John R. MacDonald
10458
UNA
Arabidopsis thaliana (L.) Heynh.
TROY000017073 Etowah 01 Apr 1971 J. A. Holder
39
TROY
Arabidopsis thaliana (Linnaeus) Heynhold
JSU113930 Cullman 29 Mar 1997 R. D. Whetstone
s.n.
JSU
Arabidopsis thaliana (Linnaeus) Heynhold
TROY000003247 Pike 04 Mar 2001 Alvin R. Diamond
12285
TROY
Arabidopsis thaliana (Linnaeus) Heynhold
JSU113926 Calhoun 29 Mar 1970 Terry J. Niblett
s.n.
JSU
Arabidopsis thaliana (Linnaeus) Heynhold
AUA_ACC053020 Bullock 13 MAR 1991 DIAMOND, JR., ALVIN R.
7276
AUA
ARABIDOPSIS THALIANA (L.) HEYNH.
AMAL00006004 Tuscaloosa 07 Apr 2001 Daniel D. Spaulding
10999
AMAL
Arabidopsis thaliana (Linnaeus) Heynhold
JSU113924 Blount 14 Mar 1971 Mickey Decker
s.n.
JSU
Arabidopsis thaliana (Linnaeus) Heynhold
UNA00061194 Colbert 16 Mar 2003 D. D. Spaulding
11685
UNA
Arabidopsis thaliana (L.) Heynh.
UNA00012172 Tuscaloosa 5 Apr 1872 Eugene A. Smith
s.n.
UNA
Arabidopsis thaliana (L.) Heynh.
TROY000011544 Pike 15 Mar 2008 Alvin R. Diamond
18773
TROY
Arabidopsis thaliana (Linnaeus) Heynhold
TROY000039109 Barbour 26 Jan 2014 Alvin R. Diamond
24760
TROY
Arabidopsis thaliana (Linnaeus) Heynhold
AUA_ACC018796 Fayette 11 APR 1970 RUSH, LARRY
.029
AUA
ARABIDOPSIS THALIANA (L.) HEYNH.
JSU113940 Marshall 28 Mar 1973 R. D. Whetstone
977
JSU
Arabidopsis thaliana (Linnaeus) Heynhold
AUA_ACC035523 Macon 10 APR 1971 JAMES, AUDREY
46
AUA
ARABIDOPSIS THALIANA (L.) HEYNH.
TROY000034700 Montgomery 14 Mar 2012 Alvin R. Diamond
22846
TROY
Arabidopsis thaliana (Linnaeus) Heynhold
JSU113937 Limestone 21 Apr 1997 T. L. Hofmann
00408
JSU
Arabidopsis thaliana (Linnaeus) Heynhold
AUA_ACC051958 Barbour 13 MAR 1991 DIAMOND, JR., ALVIN R.
7273
AUA
ARABIDOPSIS THALIANA (L.) HEYNH.
UWAL0016503 Lauderdale 15 Apr 2013 Spaulding, Dan
13714
UWAL
Arabidopsis thaliana (L.) Heynh.
UNA00012173 Mobile _ Mar 1878 Charles Mohr
s.n.
UNA
Arabidopsis thaliana (L.) Heynh.
TROY000046225 Dallas 22 Mar 2018 Alvin R. Diamond
28114
TROY
Arabidopsis thaliana (Linnaeus) Heynhold
UNA00012171 Tuscaloosa 13 Apr 1878 Eugene A. Smith
s.n.
UNA
Arabidopsis thaliana (L.) Heynh.
TROY000016990 Butler 13 Mar 2008 Alvin R. Diamond
18765
TROY
Arabidopsis thaliana (Linnaeus) Heynhold
JSU113939 Madison 14 Mar 1973 Bob Gurley
s.n.
JSU
Arabidopsis thaliana (Linnaeus) Heynhold
AUA_ACC011167 Lee 8 APR 1963 ROGERS, KENNETH E.
AUA
ARABIDOPSIS THALIANA (L.) HEYNH.
JSU113947 Morgan 27 Mar 1976 R. D. Whetstone
7749
JSU
Arabidopsis thaliana (Linnaeus) Heynhold
AUA_ACC041387 Elmore 14 APR 1973 HARWELL, W. CHARLES
109
AUA
ARABIDOPSIS THALIANA (L.) HEYNH.
TROY000033274 Montgomery 14 Mar 2010 Alvin R. Diamond
21173
TROY
Arabidopsis thaliana (Linnaeus) Heynhold
UWAL0036275 Autauga 12 Mar 2017 Horne, Howard E.
3723
UWAL
Arabidopsis thaliana (Linnaeus) Heynhold
JSU113938 Madison 6 Apr 1976 T. A. Atkinson
1229
JSU
Arabidopsis thaliana (Linnaeus) Heynhold
UWAL0046856 Autauga 09 Mar 2017 Parker, Matthew R.
394
UWAL
Arabidopsis thaliana (Linnaeus) Heynhold
AUA_ACC000538 Montgomery 24 JAN 1964 CREEL, JOHN
AUA
ARABIDOPSIS THALIANA (L.) HEYNH.
UWAL0014470 Marion 01 May 2009 England, J. Kevin
2033
UWAL
Arabidopsis thaliana (Linnaeus) Heynhold
AMAL00011636 Cherokee 27 Mar 2005 Daniel D. Spaulding
12223
AMAL
Arabidopsis thaliana (Linnaeus) Heynhold
JSU113941 Marshall 13 Mar 1992 D. D. Spaulding
1151
JSU
Arabidopsis thaliana (Linnaeus) Heynhold
AUA_ACC066854 Cherokee 27 MAR 2005 SPAULDING, DANIEL D.
12223
AUA
ARABIDOPSIS THALIANA (L.) HEYNH.
AUA_ACC072134 Marengo 20 APR 2013 ENGLAND, J. KEVIN
4170
AUA
ARABIDOPSIS THALIANA (L.) HEYNH.
AUA_ACC015570 Colbert 19 MAR 1965 N. W. U.
AUA
ARABIDOPSIS THALIANA (L.) HEYNH.
JSU113942 Marshall 26 Mar 1973 R. D. Whetstone
822
JSU
Arabidopsis thaliana (Linnaeus) Heynhold
TROY000039086 Elmore 09 Mar 2014 Alvin R. Diamond
24826
TROY
Arabidopsis thaliana (Linnaeus) Heynhold
JSU113944 Montgomery 24 Apr 1964 Gene A. Bozarth
s.n.
JSU
Arabidopsis thaliana (Linnaeus) Heynhold
UWAL0002887 Montgomery 20 Mar 2011 Diamond, A.R.
21787
UWAL
Arabidopsis thaliana (Linnaeus) Heynhold
JSU113927 Cherokee 20 Mar 1980 S. Allred
022
JSU
Arabidopsis thaliana (Linnaeus) Heynhold
UWAL0032499 Lawrence 28 Mar 2015 England, J. Kevin
5378
UWAL
Arabidopsis thaliana (Linnaeus) Heynhold
AUA_ACC052647 Pike 11 MAR 1991 DIAMOND, JR., ALVIN R.
7261
AUA
ARABIDOPSIS THALIANA (L.) HEYNH.
UWAL0015395 Franklin 03 Apr 2014 England, J. Kevin
4756
UWAL
Arabidopsis thaliana (Linnaeus) Heynhold
TROY000048257 Autauga 20 Feb 2018 Matthew R. Parker
1524
TROY
Arabidopsis thaliana (Linnaeus) Heynhold
JSU113945 Morgan 15 Mar 1999 D. D. Spaulding
10550
JSU
Arabidopsis thaliana (Linnaeus) Heynhold
AUA_ACC034589 Lee 11 APR 1971 TATUM, E. M.
54A
AUA
ARABIDOPSIS THALIANA (L.) HEYNH.
JSU113936 Jackson 14 Mar 1973 R. D. Whetstone
233
JSU
Arabidopsis thaliana (Linnaeus) Heynhold
AUA_ACC030536 Macon 2 MAR 1976 GUDAUSKAS, ROBERT T.
S.N.
AUA
ARABIDOPSIS THALIANA (L.) HEYNH.
AUA_ACC013378 Etowah 26 MAR 1968 O'NEAL, JUDY
AUA
ARABIDOPSIS THALIANA (L.) HEYNH.
JSU113943 Marshall 27 Mar 1976 R. D. Whetstone
7691
JSU
Arabidopsis thaliana (Linnaeus) Heynhold
TROY000048330 Autauga 06 Feb 2018 Matthew R. Parker
1501
TROY
Arabidopsis thaliana (Linnaeus) Heynhold
TROY000038530 Bullock 29 Mar 2012 Bailee Dykes
481
TROY
Arabidopsis thaliana (Linnaeus) Heynhold
TROY000044935 Autauga 09 Mar 2017 Matthew Parker
394
TROY
Arabidopsis thaliana (Linnaeus) Heynhold
JSU113929 Cherokee 1 Apr 1976 T. A. Atkinson
1013
JSU
Arabidopsis thaliana (Linnaeus) Heynhold
UWAL0002024 Montgomery 14 Mar 2010 Diamond, A.R.
21173
UWAL
Arabidopsis thaliana (L.) Heynh.
UNA00022070 Franklin 28 Mar 1973 R. Kral
49365
UNA
Arabidopsis thaliana (L.) Heynh.
AUA_ACC051734 Crenshaw 14 MAR 1991 DIAMOND, JR., ALVIN R.
7284
AUA
ARABIDOPSIS THALIANA (L.) HEYNH.
AMAL00006003 Colbert 15 Apr 1996 Daniel D. Spaulding
8820
AMAL
Arabidopsis thaliana (Linnaeus) Heynhold
AUA_ACC051774 Pike 16 MAR 1991 DIAMOND, JR., ALVIN R.
7290
AUA
ARABIDOPSIS THALIANA (L.) HEYNH.
UNA00012162 Pickens 8 May 1969 Joab L. Thomas
2042
UNA
Arabidopsis thaliana (L.) Heynh.
UWAL0034413 Cherokee 01 Apr 1995 Kral, R.
84381
UWAL
Arabidopsis thaliana (L.) Heynh.
AUA_ACC041386 Montgomery 21 APR 1973 CANNON, ED
117
AUA
ARABIDOPSIS THALIANA (L.) HEYNH.
UWAL0015072 Bullock 21 Feb 2013 Dykes, Bailee
1522
UWAL
Arabidopsis thaliana (Linnaeus) Heynhold
JSU113923 Blount 31 Mar 1976 R. D. Whetstone
7875
JSU
Arabidopsis thaliana (Linnaeus) Heynhold
JSU113946 Morgan 29 Mar 1997 D. D. Spaulding
9537
JSU
Arabidopsis thaliana (Linnaeus) Heynhold
TROY000017072 Colbert 16 Mar 2003 Daniel D. Spaulding
11685
TROY
Arabidopsis thaliana (Linnaeus) Heynhold
TROY000039495 Elmore 05 Mar 2012 Robert Pullen
334
TROY
Arabidopsis thaliana (Linnaeus) Heynhold
TROY000003246 Coffee 03 Mar 2000 Brian H. Martin
462
TROY
Arabidopsis thaliana (Linnaeus) Heynhold
UWAL0014198 Bullock 29 Mar 2012 Dykes, Bailee
0481
UWAL
Arabidopsis thaliana (Linnaeus) Heynhold
AMAL00006005 Etowah 23 Mar 1989 Daniel D. Spaulding
51
AMAL
Arabidopsis thaliana (Linnaeus) Heynhold
UWAL0046352 Autauga 06 Feb 2018 Parker, Matthew R.
1501
UWAL
Arabidopsis thaliana (Linnaeus) Heynhold
JSU113925 Calhoun 28 Mar 1978 Celia Maples
25
JSU
Arabidopsis thaliana (Linnaeus) Heynhold
AUA_ACC072479 Lauderdale 15 APR 2013 SPAULDING, DANIEL D.
13714
AUA
ARABIDOPSIS THALIANA (L.) HEYNH.
AUA_ACC023619 Macon 1 APR 1971 DONOVAN, LOIS A.
48
AUA
ARABIDOPSIS THALIANA (L.) HEYNH.
AUA_ACC045275 Macon 5 APR 1979 CRAWFORD, DANIEL S.
43
AUA
ARABIDOPSIS THALIANA (L.) HEYNH.
JSU113928 Cherokee 25 Mar 1976 R. D. Whetstone
7576
JSU
Arabidopsis thaliana (Linnaeus) Heynhold
JSU113931 DeKalb 15 Apr 1973 R. Kral
49609
JSU
Arabidopsis thaliana (Linnaeus) Heynhold
JSU113933 Etowah 1 Apr 1971 G. Wayner
s.n.
JSU
Arabidopsis thaliana (Linnaeus) Heynhold
UWAL0017525 Marengo 20 Apr 2013 England, J. Kevin
4170
UWAL
Arabidopsis thaliana (Linnaeus) Heynhold
TROY000046118 Covington 30 Dec 2017 Alvin R. Diamond
28031
TROY
Arabidopsis thaliana (Linnaeus) Heynhold
UWAL0008206 Pike 15 Mar 2008 Diamond, A.R.
18773
UWAL
Arabidopsis thaliana (L.) Heynh.
UWAL0039019 Lawrence 17 Mar 2019 England, J. Kevin
9942
UWAL
Arabidopsis thaliana (Linnaeus) Heynhold
AUA_ACC060880 Dallas 24 MAR 1977 SESSLER, ANN H.
810
AUA
ARABIDOPSIS THALIANA (L.) HEYNH.
AMAL00006001 Colbert 16 Mar 2003 Daniel D. Spaulding
11685
AMAL
Arabidopsis thaliana (Linnaeus) Heynhold
JSU113935 Etowah 22 Mar 1984 C. F. Nixon
597
JSU
Arabidopsis thaliana (Linnaeus) Heynhold
AUA_ACC051585 Crenshaw 22 MAR 1991 DIAMOND, JR., ALVIN R.
7302
AUA
ARABIDOPSIS THALIANA (L.) HEYNH.
AMAL00005179 Lauderdale 15 Apr 2013 Dan Spaulding
13714
AMAL
Arabidopsis thaliana (L.) Heynh.
UWAL0046382 Autauga 20 Feb 2018 Parker, Matthew R.
1524
UWAL
Arabidopsis thaliana (Linnaeus) Heynhold
AUA_ACC002375 Macon 7 MAR 1956 CLARK, V. J.
AUA
ARABIDOPSIS THALIANA (L.) HEYNH.
JSU113932 Elmore 31 Mar 1983 R. D. Whetstone
12992
JSU
Arabidopsis thaliana (Linnaeus) Heynhold
JSU113934 Etowah 26 Mar 1968 Dickie Brown
s.n.
JSU
Arabidopsis thaliana (Linnaeus) Heynhold
TROY000017071 Cherokee 27 Mar 2005 Daniel D. Spaulding
12223
TROY
Arabidopsis thaliana (Linnaeus) Heynhold
TROY000003245 Barbour 23 Mar 2005 Alvin R. Diamond
15014
TROY
Arabidopsis thaliana (Linnaeus) Heynhold
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