Draba species

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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 Life zones and habitat: Alpine; moist areas in meadows, streambanks.
Plant: Erect biennial or perennial 1 to 10 inches tall, delicate, somewhat hairy or oftem smooth stems branched from base and leaf axils.
Leaves: Fleshy leaves mostly in basal rosette, with few on stems; basal leaves oblanceolate to obovate or linear-lanceolate 3/8 to 1-5/8 inches long; stem leaves lanceolate to elliptic or ovate; margins entire or denticulate
Inflorescence: Open racemes of somewhat inconspicuous, very small yellow flowers with 5 yellow rounded petals and 5 smooth or slightly hairy sepals.
References: Descr. adapted from "Flora of Colorado" by Jenifer Ackerfield and SEINet.
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 Life zones and habitat: Montane to alpine; meadows, slopes, open woods.
Plant: Erect perennial up to 6 inches tall, hairy, leafy stem.
Leaves: Basal leaves petiolate, in rosette, thick, oblanceolate to 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.
References: Descr. adapted from SEINet.
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 Life zones and habitat: Alpine; scree and tundra.
Plant: Perennial branched from base with several upright or leaning, unbranched stems, 2 to 5 inches tall; stems usually smooth.
Leaves: Basal leaves with petioles in a rosette, thick, narrow, oblanceolate, 3/4 to 2-3/8 inches long; stem leaves sessile, oblong to lanceolate or ovate.
Inflorescence: Racemes of many (8 to 15) small, 4-petaled, bright yellow flowers with green, purple-tinged sepals.
References: Descr. adapted from SEINet.
Colorado Status
Native
Scientific Name Draba crassifolia USDA PLANTS Symbol
DRCR2
Common Name Snowbed Draba ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.
22872
Family Brassicaceae (Mustard) Flora of North America Reference
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Description Life zones and habitat: Subalpine and alpine; woodlands, tundra, talus slopes and scree.
Plant: Short, erect annual or short-lived perennial, usually leafless stems 1 to 4 inches tall.
Leaves: Basal leaves with hairy petioles in a rosette, narrow oblanceolate to obovate blades up to 1 inch long; usually no stem leaves.
Inflorescence: Racemes of 4 to 15 small, 4-petaled, bright yellow flowers with green or purple sepals.
References: Descr. adapted from Flora of North America.
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 Life zones and habitat: Alpine; talus slopes and scree. Rare plant found only in Colorado at high altitudes.
Plant: Very short spreading perennial, 1 to 4 inches tall; somewhat hairy stems
Leaves: Basal leaves in a rosette, narrow oblanceolate to linear-oblanceolate, blades 1/4 to 1-1/4 inches long; 2 to 4 stem leaves, sessile, oblong to ovate or linear.
Inflorescence: Racemes of 4 to 10 small, 4-petaled, bright yellow flowers 1/4-inch across with green, somewhat hairy sepals.
References: Descr. adapted from Flora of North America.
Colorado Status
Native
Rare

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