Family: Brassicaceae Burnett
Arabis purpurea
Distribution: Endemic species of Cyprus.
Ecology: It grows in rocky cliffs and mountain slopes in the Cypriot Troodos Mountains, mainly on the volcanic rocks, at elevations from 600 to 1500 m. It blooms from March to May.
Arabis purpurea
Description: A perennial herb, 3–10(–40) cm high, branched, woody at the base. The leaves are alternate, lower obovate, obtuse, irregularly toothed, 1–5 × 0.5–3 cm, upper amplexicaul, shortly hairy. Flowers in corymbs or racemes, with 4 sepals and petals, pink to purple, rarely white. The fruit is a siliqua.
Arabis purpurea
Arabis purpurea
Arabis purpurea
These images were taken in Cyprus, Troodos Mountains (28. 3. 2010).