|Scientific name:||Arabis alpina L.|
|Synonym name:||Arabis merinoi Pau, Arabis pieninica Wol.|
|English name:||Alpine rockcress|
|Plant Family:||Brassicaceae or Cruciferae, Mustard family, Korsblommiga växter|
|Stems:||Height 10–30 cm|
|Leaves:||Rosette, long, dentate and clearly stalked|
|Flowers:||Regular (actinomorphic). 4 white petals, with rounded tip; 4 sepals four, with pointed tip, swollen base, and membranous margins; pistil formed from two fused carpels; 6 stamens, two of them short, four long.|
|Flowering Period:||June, July, August|
|Fruits:||Pod, 2–3 cm long, divided in two by a membranous wall (a siliqua); fruit-stalk directed obliquely upwards ca. 1 cm long; seed brown, roundish, flat, and narrowly and imperfectly winged|
|Habitat:||Mountains, damp areas and cliffs|
Derivation of the botanical name:
Arabis, a Greek word used for "mustard" or "cress," and the Greek word for Arabia.
alpina, of alps, mountains.