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Iberis umbellata L.
Globe candytuft

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Albuginaceae  Albugo candida @ BPI (1)
Peronosporaceae  Peronospora parasitica @ BPI (1)

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Iberis umbellata L.
globe candytuft

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General Information
Symbol: IBUM
Group: Dicot
Family: Brassicaceae
Duration: Annual
Growth Habit : Forb/herb
Native Status : CAN   W
L48   I
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Rank Scientific Name and Common Name
Kingdom Plantae – Plants
Subkingdom Tracheobionta – Vascular plants
Superdivision Spermatophyta – Seed plants
Division Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants
Class Magnoliopsida – Dicotyledons
Subclass Dilleniidae
Order Capparales
Family Brassicaceae ⁄ Cruciferae – Mustard family
Genus Iberis L. – candytuft
Species Iberis umbellata L. – globe candytuft

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3. Iberis umbellata Linnaeus, Sp. Pl. 2: 649. 1753.

Globe candytuft

Annuals; glabrous. Stems erect, branched distally, 1-5.5(-7) dm. Basal leaves absent. Cauline leaves petiolate or (distal) sessile; blade linear-oblanceolate, 2-5 (-6.5) cm, margins entire or subentire. Racemes not elongated in fruit. Fruiting pedicels divaricate to ascending, 4-10(-12) mm. Flowers : sepals oblong, 3-5.5 mm; petals white or pink to purple, abaxial pair 10-16 × 5-7 mm, adaxial pair 6-10 × 2-5 mm. Fruits ovate, (7-) 8-10.5 × 5-8 mm, apically notched; valves extending into subacuminate wing; style 2-4.5 mm, included or exserted beyond apical notch. Seeds narrowly winged, 2-3 mm.

Flowering Jun-Sep. Garden escape, stream banks, abandoned gardens and lawns, urban areas, docks; introduced; N.S., Ont., P.E.I., Que.; Calif., Mich., N.Y., Utah; se Europe.

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