OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (6/30/18):
Abdra brachycarpa   FAMILY Brassicaceae   NEW! Click to go to FSUS key


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Draba brachycarpa   FAMILY Brassicaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 088-01-002:
Draba brachycarpa   FAMILY Brassicaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Draba brachycarpa

 

COMMON NAME:
Shortpod Draba, Short-fruited Draba


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

        

image of Abdra brachycarpa, Shortpod Draba, Short-fruited Draba

JK Marlow    jkm160311_136

March    Greenville County    SC

image of Abdra brachycarpa, Shortpod Draba, Short-fruited Draba

JK Marlow    jkm160311_139

March    Greenville County    SC

image of Abdra brachycarpa, Shortpod Draba, Short-fruited Draba

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_d_brachycarpa_2

March    Floyd County    GA

Little Dry Creek Natural Area

image of Abdra brachycarpa, Shortpod Draba, Short-fruited Draba

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.

image of Abdra brachycarpa, Shortpod Draba, Short-fruited Draba

Terry Holdsclaw    tdh_d_brachycarpa_8140

March    Catawba County    NC

image of Abdra brachycarpa, Shortpod Draba, Short-fruited Draba

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.

image of Abdra brachycarpa, Shortpod Draba, Short-fruited Draba

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.

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (6/30/18):
Abdra brachycarpa   FAMILY Brassicaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Draba brachycarpa   FAMILY Brassicaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 088-01-002:
Draba brachycarpa   FAMILY Brassicaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Draba brachycarpa

 

Find by SCIENTIFIC NAME:

484

Forb
Winter annual

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Habitat: Granitic flatrocks, open places (fields, roadsides, woodland margins, disturbed areas), per Weakley's Flora

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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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