Draba aurea

(Golden Draba)

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Draba aurea, Lower Cataract Lake, Summit Co. 3642

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Draba aurea, Lower Cataract Lake, Summit County 5267

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Draba aurea, Lower Cataract Lake, Summit Co. 3648

Scientific Name Draba aurea USDA PLANTS Symbol DRAU
Common Name Golden Draba ITIS Taxonomic Serial No. 22863
Family Brassicaceae (Mustard) SEINet
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Description Life zones and habitat: Montane to alpine (8200 to 13500 ft.); meadows, slopes, open woods.
Plant: Erect perennial 2 to 14 inches tall; hairy, leafy stem.
Leaves: Basal leaves petiolate, in rosette, thick, oblanceolate to obovate or spatulate, 3/8 to 1-1/2 inches long; stem leaves sessile, ovate to oblong.
Inflorescence: Dense racemes of many (18 to 50+) 4-petaled, bright yellow flowers with greenish sepals.
Bloom Period: June to August.
References: "Flora of Colorado" by Jennifer Ackerfield and SEINet.
BONAP Distribution Map

Colorado Status:
Native

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