Pseudoturritis turrita   Tower Cress

Arabis turrita whole Arabis turrita close

This plant has small pale yellow or whitish flowers like many other crucifers but the very long, pendulous, twisted fruits are so distinctive, it is easy to recognise from quite a distance. It is occasionally found introduced in the British Isles but usually only dotted around in southern England.

The name has recently changed (New Flora of the British Isles Third Edition by Clive Stace 2010) from Arabis turrita to Pseudoturritis turrita.

Hills opposite G├Ędre, French Pyrenees, 13th June 2009

Added on 23rd October 2009, updated 27th Feb 2010, updated Se3 25th April 2010

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