Boechera missouriensis

A plant with a sporadic distribution across the eastern U.S., most abundant in the Ozark and Ouachita Mountains of Missouri and Arkansas. Large plants are very easily distinguished from Boechera laevigata by their strongly pinnatifid leaves, but in smaller plants this is less obvious and one must instead rely on the glabrous leaves and pedicels strongly ascending in fruit on B. missouriensis. In Indiana this species is known from the northeastern corner of the state.

Plant habit at Shirley Creek Float Camp on the north bank of the Ouachita River in the Ouachita Mountains, western Arkansas, 27 Mar 2008.

Plant habit in bud, Devil's Den State Park, northwestern Arkansas, 24 Mar 2008.

Flowers at Shirley Creek Float Camp, Arkansas, 27 Mar 2008.

Closer view of a flower at Shirley Creek Float camp in the Ouachita Mountains, Arkansas, 27 Mar 2008.

Immature fruits at Shirley Creek Float Camp, 27 Mar 2008.

Lower cauline leaves at Devil's Den State Park in northwestern Arkansas, 24 Mar 2008.

Flower buds at Devil's Den State Park, Arkansas, 24 Mar 2008.

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