[Rockcresses: The Genera Arabis, Boechera and Turritis in Mt. Adams Country]

Cascade Rockcress, Columbia Gorge Rockcress, Fork-haired Rockcress

Arabis furcata var. furcata

Synonyms: Arabis furcata var. furcata, Arabis suksdorfii

Flowers of Cascade Rockcress, Columbia Gorge Rockcress, Fork-haired Rockcress: Arabis furcata var. furcata (Synonyms: Arabis furcata var. furcata, Arabis suksdorfii)

The photo above shows a close-up side-view of the inflorescence of Cascade rockcress as seen along the Highline Trail #114 at about 6900'..........July 23, 2005. Note that the inflorescence and stems are glabrous.

Flower of Cascade Rockcress, Columbia Gorge Rockcress, Fork-haired Rockcress: Arabis furcata var. furcata (Synonyms: Arabis furcata var. furcata, Arabis suksdorfii)

The photo above shows a close-up view of a flower of Cascade rockcress as seen along the Highline Trail #114 at about 6900'..........July 23, 2005. Note the 4 longer stamens and circular stigma which reach the opening of the flower tube, while 2 shorter stamens may be observed just inside the mouth of the flower.

Cascade Rockcress, Columbia Gorge Rockcress, Fork-haired Rockcress: Arabis furcata var. furcata (Synonyms: Arabis furcata var. furcata, Arabis suksdorfii)

The photo above shows a side-view the stem and inflorescence of Cascade rockcress as seen along the Highline Trail #114 at about 6900'...........July 23, 2005. Note the glabrous stem and leaves, as well as the sessile bases to the stem leaves.

Cascade Rockcress, Columbia Gorge Rockcress, Fork-haired Rockcress: Arabis furcata var. furcata (Synonym: Arabis furcata)

Cascade rockcress blooming along the Climber's Trail above Hellroaring Overlook at the southeastern corner of Mount Adams..........August 12, 2013.

Cascade Rockcress, Columbia Gorge Rockcress, Fork-haired Rockcress: Arabis furcata var. furcata (Synonym: Arabis furcata) - Maturing fruits of Cascade Rockcress, Columbia Gorge Rockcress, Fork-haired Rockcress: Arabis furcata var. furcata (Synonym: Arabis furcata)

Cascade rockcress as seen along the Climber's Trail between the Bird Creek Meadows Trailhead and Hellroaring Overlook, Mount Adams..........July 20, 2015. All plants had evidently finished blooming by this time.

Stem leaf of Cascade Rockcress, Columbia Gorge Rockcress, Fork-haired Rockcress: Arabis furcata var. furcata (Synonyms: Arabis furcata var. furcata, Arabis suksdorfii)

The photo above shows a close-up of a stem leaf of Cascade rockcress as seen along the Highline Trail #114 at about 6900'..........July 23, 2005.

Cascade Rockcress, Columbia Gorge Rockcress, Fork-haired Rockcress: Arabis furcata var. furcata (Synonym: Arabis furcata) - Cascade Rockcress, Columbia Gorge Rockcress, Fork-haired Rockcress: Arabis furcata var. furcata (Synonym: Arabis furcata)

Cascade rockcress still in bloom near the headwaters of one of the southernmost branches of the East Fork Adams Creek, base of the terminal moraine for the Adams Glacier, Mt. Adams Wilderness...........August 6, 2017.

Cascade Rockcress, Columbia Gorge Rockcress, Fork-haired Rockcress: Arabis furcata var. furcata (Synonyms: Arabis furcata var. furcata, Arabis suksdorfii) - Cascade Rockcress, Columbia Gorge Rockcress, Fork-haired Rockcress: Arabis furcata var. furcata (Synonyms: Arabis furcata var. furcata, Arabis suksdorfii)

Cascade rockcress beginning to bloom amongst melting snowdrifts along the Shorthorn Trail #12 near Shorthorn Creek, Mt.Adams Wilderness......July 10, 2020.

Cascade Rockcress, Columbia Gorge Rockcress, Fork-haired Rockcress: Arabis furcata var. furcata (Synonym: Arabis furcata) - Cascade Rockcress, Columbia Gorge Rockcress, Fork-haired Rockcress: Arabis furcata var. furcata (Synonym: Arabis furcata)

Cascade rockcress observed at at left at about 7300' near the base of the terminal moraine for the Gotchen Glacier, Mt. Adams, Yakama Nation lands...........September 2, 2017. The photo at right shows Cascade rockcress in bloom along the upper Lewis River near the base of the terminal moraine for the Adams Glacier, Mt. Adams Wilderness.....July 18, 2018.

Fruits of Cascade Rockcress, Columbia Gorge Rockcress, Fork-haired Rockcress: Arabis furcata var. furcata (Synonyms: Arabis furcata var. furcata, Arabis suksdorfii)

The photo above shows a close-up of the fruits of cascade rockcress as seen at Hell Roaring Overlook..........August 4, 2001.

Basal leaves of Cascade Rockcress, Columbia Gorge Rockcress, Fork-haired Rockcress: Arabis furcata var. furcata (Synonyms: Arabis furcata var. furcata, Arabis suksdorfii)

The photo above shows a close-up of the basal leaf cluster of cascade rockcress as seen at Hell Roaring Overlook.............August 4, 2001.

Paul Slichter