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Mouse-ear cress (Arabidopsis thaliana) initially forms a small rosette.  From that rosette a single flowering stalk, which is quite stout compared to the size of the foliage, will emerge.

Arabidopsis thaliana habit

Over time, many stalks will emerge from the basal rosette.  Each time I see this plant, which is numerous around our farm, I can't help but be amazed at the amount of flowering stalks that emerge from such a small basal rosette.

Arabidopsis thaliana habit

At maturity, the plant will be 12 to 16 inches tall, with many flower stalks emerging from a single (and very small) basal rosette.  Each flower stalk is rarely branched.

Arabidopsis thaliana habit

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