Habit Foliage Flower Seed pods
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.
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.
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.
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