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