Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


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Forb
Winter annual

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common (rare in Coastal Plain & Mountains)

Look for it on granitic flatrocks, open places (fields, roadsides, woodland margins, disturbed areas), per Weakley's Flora

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full sun partial shade

LEAVES:
Simple
Basal rosette & alternate

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

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):
Abdra brachycarpa   FAMILY Brassicaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Draba brachycarpa   FAMILY Brassicaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 088-01-002:
Draba brachycarpa   FAMILY Brassicaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Short-fruited Draba