Flora of Northern Ireland
Arabis hirsuta
© Roy Anderson
Arabis hirsuta
© Stan Beesley
Arabis hirsuta
© Robert Northridge
Arabis hirsuta
(Map updated: March 2008)

A small plant, usually less than six inches in height with a basal rosette of undivided leaves and small white flowers.This species occurs principally in two areas and habitats: around the coast on sandhills and inland on rocky ground around the limestone areas of Co. Fermanagh.

The species includes Arabis brownii, a minor variant which has been treated as a separate species by some botanists, but only differs from A. hirsuta by being much less hairy.

All names: Arabis hirsuta (L.) Scop.; Arabis brownii Jordan

NBN Atlas mapping: Species account : NBN Atlas UK Species Observations database

iNaturalist: Species account : iNaturalist World Species Observations database