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WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Draba verna   FAMILY Brassicaceae   NEW! Click to go to FSUS key


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Draba verna   FAMILY Brassicaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 088-01-006:
Draba verna   FAMILY Brassicaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Whitlow-grass, Spring Draba


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image of Draba verna, Whitlow-grass, Spring Draba

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

        

image of Draba verna, Whitlow-grass, Spring Draba

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_draba_verna_1_c

March        

image of Draba verna, Whitlow-grass, Spring Draba

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, Whitlow-grass, Spring Draba

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.

 

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 (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 088-01-006:
Draba verna   FAMILY Brassicaceae

 

Find by SCIENTIFIC NAME:

3237

Forb
Winter annual

Non-native: Europe

Habitat: 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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