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Warea Nuttall. Warea, Pineland-cress.

Key to Warea

A genus of 4 species, annual herbs, of se. North America. The genus is endemic to se. United States Coastal Plain. This is the only genus of tribe Thelypodieae in our area.

ID notes:Warea (Brassicaceae) and Polanisia (Cleomaceae) are superficially similar. The genus is quite showy and conspicuous, reminiscent of a small Cleome because of its white to pink, clawed petals and silique borne on a long gynophore.

Ref: Al-Shehbaz (1985a); Al-Shehbaz (2010a) In Flora of North America Editorial Committee (2010); Channell & James (964); Rollins (1993). Show full citations.

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image of plant© Floyd A. Griffith | Warea sessilifolia | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Alan M. Cressler | Warea cuneifolia | Original Image ⭷
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