Arabidopsis thaliana (L.) Heynh.

Thale cress

source: Willem Braam, Verspreidingsatlas 2015
source: Willem Braam, Verspreidingsatlas 2015


GrinTax Arabidopsis thaliana (L.) Heynh.
The Plant list Arabidopsis thaliana (L.) Heynh.
English name Thale cress

Crop relationship
Cabbage tertiary genepool
Radish tertiary genepool

FLORON data (2014)
Indigeneity native
Trend since 1950 stable or increasing
Presence common
Status least concern
Legal protection unlisted

© NDFF, 2015
© NDFF, 2015

Legend distribution maps

upper map:

  • red: locations of presence from year 2000 onwards
  • blue: previous localities where the species has not been observed anymore after 1999.
  • source:

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lower map:

Distribution area
Europe largest part of Europe
Asia W-, E- and Central-Asia
Africa some locations
North-America W- and E-North-America
South-America some locations
Australia SE-Australia
source:, 2015
source:, 2015

Expected distribution due to climate change

Expected distribution area in 2070 in the European region and in the Netherlands compared with current suitable areas under an optimistic and a pessimistic climate change scenario (see: About CWRnl / Methodology). Click on a map to enlarge.


Optimistic scenario

Distribution data GBIF, August 2016. doi:10.15468/dl.dn50pv
Distribution data GBIF, August 2016. doi:10.15468/dl.dn50pv

Pessimistic scenario


Additional information