Draba species

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Snowbed Draba (Draba crassifolia)

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Scientific Name Draba albertina USDA PLANTS Symbol
DRAL4
Common Name Slender Draba ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.
22853
Family Brassicaceae (Mustard) SEINet
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Description Alpine life zone, moist areas in meadows, streambanks; erect biennial or perennial up to 16 inches tall, usually shorter, delicate stems branched from base and leaf axils; hairy, fleshy leaves mostly in basal rosette, with few on stems, oblong (oblanceolate) and various lengths; somewhat inconspicuous, very small yellow flowers, with 5 yellow rounded petals and 5 hairy sepals. Colorado Status
Native
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 Montane to alpine life zones, meadows, slopes, open woods; erect perennial up to 6 inches tall, hairy, leafy stem; clasping leaves along stem and in basal rosette, thick, oval to spoon-shaped, up to 2 inches long; clustered 4-petaled, bright yellow flowers with greenish sepals. Descr. excerpt from "Guide to Colorado Wildflowers" by G.K. Guennel. Colorado Status
Native
Scientific Name Draba crassa USDA PLANTS Symbol
DRCR
Common Name Thick-leaf Draba ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.
22871
Family Brassicaceae (Mustard) SEINet
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Description Alpine life zone, scree and tundra; erect perennial 2 to 5 inches tall, usually smooth stem; leaves without petioles (stems) along stems, basal leaves with petioles in a rosette, thick, narrow, oval- to lance-shaped up to 2-1/2 inches long; small, clustered 4-petaled, bright yellow flowers with green, purple-tinged sepals. Colorado Status
Native
Scientific Name Draba crassifolia USDA PLANTS Symbol
DRCR2
Common Name Snowbed Draba ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.
22872
Family Brassicaceae (Mustard) efloras.org
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Description Subalpine and alpine life zones, woodlands, tundra, talus slopes and scree; short, erect annual or short-lived perennial, usually leafless stem 1 to 4 inches tall; narrow, up to 1 inch long, basal leaves with hairy petioles (stems) in a rosette; very small, 4-petaled, bright yellow flowers in clusters, with green or purple sepals. Colorado Status
Native
Scientific Name Draba streptobrachia USDA PLANTS Symbol
DRST5
Common Name Alpine Tundra Draba ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.
22919
Family Brassicaceae (Mustard) SEINet
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Description Alpine life zone, talus slopes and scree; very short spreading perennial, 1 to 4 inches tall, somewhat hairy stems; narrow, somewhat hairy, fleshy, basal leaves up to 1 inch long; small, 4-petaled, bright yellow flowers, 1/4-inch across. Rare plant found only in Colorado at high altitudes Colorado Status
Native
Rare

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