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


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picture of Draba brachycarpa, image of Abdra brachycarpa

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_drbr_001_lvd

        

picture of Draba brachycarpa, image of Abdra brachycarpa

JK Marlow    jkm160311_136

March    Greenville County    SC

picture of Draba brachycarpa, image of Abdra brachycarpa

JK Marlow    jkm160311_139

March    Greenville County    SC

picture of Draba brachycarpa, image of Abdra brachycarpa

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_d_brachycarpa_2

March    Floyd County    GA

Little Dry Creek Natural Area

picture of Draba brachycarpa, image of Abdra brachycarpa

Terry Holdsclaw    tdh_d_brachycarpa_0765

March    Catawba County    NC

In contrast to D. verna, this has a number of narrow leaves on its stems, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.

picture of Draba brachycarpa, image of Abdra brachycarpa

Terry Holdsclaw    tdh_d_brachycarpa_8140

March    Catawba County    NC

picture of Draba brachycarpa, image of Abdra brachycarpa

Terry Holdsclaw    tdh_d_brachycarpa_8140b

March    Catawba County    NC

Petals may be yellow or white and are rounded or notched at the tip, per Wildflowers of Tennessee.

picture of Draba brachycarpa, image of Abdra brachycarpa

Terry Holdsclaw    tdh_draba_brachycarpa_1

April    Catawba County    NC

Fruits are smooth, ellipsoid siliques, about 0.12" long, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.