Boechera stricta (Graham) Al-Shehbaz
Common Name: DRUMMOND ROCK CRESS
Synonym: Arabis drummondii
Coefficient of Conservatism: 6
Coefficient of Wetness: 3
Wetness Index: FACU
Physiognomy: Nt B-Forb

Boechera stricta R. W. Smith

Arabis drummondii of Michigan Flora.

Forests (oak, aspen, jack pine, or beech-maple), often in slightly disturbed areas; thickets on dunes; rocky openings (Isle Royale).

When the distinctive appressed fruiting habit is not yet developed, this species may be confused with B. laevigata, which also has a glabrous stem at the base, but in the latter the leaf margins are glabrous or with simple hairs, compared to the branched ones of B. stricta.

The aspect of the fruiting plant is like that of Turritis glabra, which is more pubescent at the base (especially stellate-pubescent on basal leaves) and has sepals much more than half as long as the petals. There is also some habitat difference; T. glabra is characteristic of dry open areas with bracken, blueberry, sweet-fern, and scattered aspen or jack pine, whereas B. stricta is more characteristic of openings or slightly disturbed ground in forests.

Locations

Alcona County
Alger County
Allegan County
Alpena County
Arenac County
Bay County
Benzie County
Berrien County
Charlevoix County
    Including Beaver Island
Cheboygan County
Clare County
Crawford County
Emmet County
Grand Traverse County
Iosco County
Kalkaska County
Kent County
Keweenaw County
    Only on Isle Royale
Lake County
Leelanau County
    Including Fox Islands
    Including Manitou Islands
Manistee County
Mecosta County
Missaukee County
Montmorency County
Muskegon County
Newaygo County
Oceana County
Ogemaw County
Oscoda County
Otsego County
Ottawa County
Presque Isle County
Roscommon County
Schoolcraft County
St. Clair County
St. Joseph County
Van Buren County
Wexford County

Citation:

MICHIGAN FLORA ONLINE. A. A. Reznicek, E. G. Voss, & B. S. Walters. February 2011. University of Michigan. Web. December 16, 2017. http://www.michiganflora.net/species.aspx?id=259.