Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3238

Forb
Perennial

Native to North Carolina

Documented growing wild in - NC -

Rare

Look for it in crevices of rock outcrops, or in dry talus slopes, over a variety of rock types (including limestone, dolostone, schist, gneiss, shale), per Weakley's Flora

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...Dry

LEAVES:
Simple
Basal rosette & alternate

FLOWER:
Spring
White
Bisexual
Radially symmetrical
4 sepals
4 petals
6 stamens tetradynamous (2 short, 4 long)
Flowers in terminal racemes

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer
Silique

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (6/30/18):
Draba ramosissima   FAMILY Brassicaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Draba ramosissima   FAMILY Brassicaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 088-01-001:
Draba ramosissima   FAMILY Brassicaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Draba ramosissima

 

COMMON NAME:
Rocktwist, Branched Draba, Appalachian Draba


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image of Draba ramosissima, Rocktwist, Branched Draba, Appalachian Draba

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_drra_001_lvd

        

image of Draba ramosissima, Rocktwist, Branched Draba, Appalachian Draba

Kevin Caldwell    kev_d_ramosissima

April    Madison County    NC

Pisgah National Forest: Appalachian Ranger District

Flowers nearly 1/2" across, moderately sizable for the size of the plants, per Vascular Plants of North Carolina.

image of Draba ramosissima, Rocktwist, Branched Draba, Appalachian Draba

Kevin Caldwell    kev_d_ramosissima2

April    Madison County    NC

Pisgah National Forest: Appalachian Ranger District

A bit mat-forming, so quite a few flowering stalks can be in a small area, per Vascular Plants of North Carolina.

image of Draba ramosissima, Rocktwist, Branched Draba, Appalachian Draba

Kevin Caldwell    kev_d_ramosissima3

April    Madison County    NC

Pisgah National Forest: Appalachian Ranger District

Leaves oblanceolate with a few sharp teeth, sessile or the upper clasping, per Vascular Plants of North Carolina.