Arabis caucasica   Garden Arabis I

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Sometimes when you see an introduction which has obviously come from a garden, you wonder whether it was self seeded or whether the owner just chucked it out into the countryside. There isn't any doubt about the self sowing of this plant at this site since most of the specimens are hanging from crevices on inaccessible rock faces - a natural home for this rockery plant. It flowers remarkably early too. In March 2005 one plant was in full flower in spite of the thick snow only ten days previously.

It has escaped to sites all over England and Wales but is much rarer in Scotland and Ireland.

Rock face in Chee Dale, Derbyshire 10th May 2006

Added on 19th March 2005, updated 2nd October 2008, upadted 27th Feb 2010, updated 10th November 2014

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