Arabis blepharophylla

Arabis blepharophylla

Arabis blepharophylla

Vulnerable  (NatureServe)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Brassicales
Family: Brassicaceae
Genus: Arabis
Species: A. blepharophylla
Binomial name
Arabis blepharophylla

Arabis blepharophylla is a species of rock cress known by the common names Coast rock cress and Rose rock cress. It is endemic to California, growing mostly in the San Francisco Bay Area and nearby low-elevation California Coast Ranges.


The plant sends up thin, hairy stems from a basal rosette of fuzzy leaves. It bears small flowers with four bright purplish-pink petals.


It is uncommon in the wild but is often grown as an attractive, sweet-scented flowering garden plant. There are several cultivars bred for garden use.

External links

  • Jepson Manual Treatment
  • USDA Plants Profile
  • The Nature Conservancy
  • Photo gallery