Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3237

Forb
Winter annual

Non-native: Europe
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common (rare in Coastal Plain of SC)

Look for it in disturbed areas, especially in dry, barren soils, including granitic flatrocks, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Basal rosette

FLOWER:
Spring
White
Bisexual
Radially symmetrical
4 sepals
4 petals, deeply cleft thus appearing as 8
6 stamens tetradynamous (2 short, 4 long)

FRUIT:
Spring
Silique

 

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Rosids: Malvids: Brassicales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Draba verna   FAMILY Brassicaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Draba verna   FAMILY Brassicaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 088-01-006:
Draba verna   FAMILY Brassicaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Whitlow-grass


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image of Draba verna

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_drve2_001_lvd

        

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Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_draba_verna_1_c

March        

image of Draba verna

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_draba_verna_1_c2

March        

The hairy leaves 0.4-0.8" long, all crowded into a basal rosette, per Wildflowers of Tennessee.

image of Draba verna

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_draba_verna_1_c3

March        

Fruits are smooth, flattened, egg-shaped siliques to 0.4" long, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.