Arabis procurrens

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Arabis procurrens
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Brassicales
Family: Brassicaceae
Genus: Arabis
Species: A. procurrens
Binomial name
Arabis procurrens
Waldst. & Kit.

Arabis ferdinandi-coburgi

Arabis procurrens (syn. A. ferdinandi-coburgi), the spreading rock cress, is a species of flowering plant in the family Brassicaceae. It is a spreading evergreen or semi-evergreen perennial, forming a dense mat of foliage, with loose racemes of white flowers in spring, suitable for cultivation in the alpine garden.[1]

The specific epithet procurrens means "spreading underground".[2]

The variety A. procurrens 'Variegata', with white-edged leaves, has gained the Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit.[3]


  1. ^ RHS A-Z encyclopedia of garden plants. United Kingdom: Dorling Kindersley. 2008. p. 1136. ISBN 1405332964. 
  2. ^ Harrison, Lorraine (2012). RHS Latin for gardeners. United Kingdom: Mitchell Beazley. p. 224. ISBN 9781845337315. 
  3. ^ "RHS Plant Selector - Arabis procurrens 'Variegata'". Retrieved 29 May 2013.