Brief Note: Sibara virginica (L.) Rollins (Brassicaceae) in Ohio

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Sibara virginica (L.) Rollins (Brassicaceae) is a winter annual herb of disturbed habitats which reaches its northern limit in Ohio. The history, distribution, and habitats of Sibara virginica in Ohio were studied in order to determine whether this species is indigenous to the state. Sibara virginica first was collected in Ohio in 1838 and has been reported from 10 central and southern counties. The species does not persist at sites unless there is continuing soil disturbance. It disappears once habitats have stabilized. Sibara virginica is an indigenous species of localized occurrence in transitional habitats in southern Ohio.


Author Institution: Division of Natural Areas and Preserves, Ohio Department of Natural Resources



The Ohio Journal of Science. v94, n3 (June, 1994), 75-76