Arabis



any plant of the genus Arabis, including the rock cresses.
Historical Examples

The arabis is easily propagated by slips or rootlets, which should be taken after flowering.
Hardy Perennials and Old Fashioned Flowers John Wood

A double daffodil looks horribly out of place, while the double white rock cress (arabis albida) will pass.
Making A Rock Garden Henry Sherman Adams

Where the soil became more loamy, arabis petra again came in.
Across Iceland William Bisiker

There are many kinds of arabis, widely distributed, with small, white or purplish flowers.
Field Book of Western Wild Flowers Margaret Armstrong

The caterpillar feeds on Sisymbrium, arabis, Cardamine, and other cruciferous plants.
The Butterfly Book William Jacob Holland

It was tolerated rather than cultivated, as was its companion, the arabis or Rock Cress—both crowding, monopolizing creatures.
Old-Time Gardens Alice Morse Earle

arabis alpina ; Aubrietia purpurea ; Alyssum saxatile : all three very easy to grow, and very common.
Every Boy’s Book: A Complete Encyclopdia of Sports and Amusements Various

In northern Indiana he found this butterfly abundant in April at the time of the blossoming of arabis lyrata.
Butterflies Worth Knowing Clarence M. Weed

The flowers of arabis have white petals with the centre yellowish green, as is also the calyx.
Butterflies Worth Knowing Clarence M. Weed

An interesting rock-cress is found in the arabis Depauperata, which here shows the results of its fierce struggles for existence.
The Lake of the Sky George Wharton James

noun
any plant of the annual or perennial genus Arabis, some of which form low-growing mats with downy grey foliage and white flowers: family Brassicaceae (crucifers) Also called rock cress

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