Draba aureola

S. Watson

in W. H. Brewer et al., Bot. California 2: 430. 1880.

Synonyms: Draba aureola var. paniculata L. F. Henderson
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 7. Treatment on page 295. Mentioned on page 278.

Perennials; (short-lived); caudex simple or branched (poorly developed, with persistent dry leaves); not scapose. Stems unbranched or branched, 0.3–1.5 dm, hirsute throughout, trichomes simple and long-stalked, 2–4-rayed, 0.2–1.5 mm. Basal leaves (forming dense clusters); rosulate; sessile; blade oblanceolate to linear, (0.7–)1–2.5(–3.2) cm × 2–3.5(–5) mm, margins entire, (ciliate, trichomes simple and 2-rayed, 0.5–1.5 mm), surfaces densely hirsute, abaxially with stalked, 3–5-rayed trichomes, 0.1–0.5 mm, adaxially with simple and long-stalked, 2-rayed trichomes, to 1 mm, with smaller, 3–5-rayed ones. Cauline leaves 5–33; sessile; blade oblong to linear, margins entire, surfaces pubescent as basal. Racemes 12–83-flowered, ebracteate or proximalmost 1–9 flowers bracteate, slightly or not elongated in fruit; rachis not flexuous, hirsute as stem. Fruiting pedicels horizontal to divaricate, usually straight, rarely curved upward, (3–)5–12(–19) mm, hirsute as stem. Flowers: sepals ovate, 2.5–4 mm, glabrous; petals bright yellow, linear to linear-oblanceolate, 4–6 × 0.5–1(–1.2) mm; anthers narrowly oblong, 0.8–1 mm. Fruits oblong or, rarely, oblong-ovate, plane, flattened, (6–)9–14(–16) × 3–5 mm; valves pubescent, trichomes stalked, 2–4-rayed, 0.07–0.5 mm; ovules 10–20 per ovary; style (0.6–)1–1.6(–2) mm. Seeds oblong, 1.4–1.9 × 0.8–1.1 mm. 2n = 20.

Phenology: Flowering Jul–Aug.
Habitat: Open conifer forests, alpine meadows and moraines, talus slopes
Elevation: 2200-3200 m


Draba aureola is known from Lassen, Shasta, and Siskiyou counties in California, Deschutes County in Oregon, and Lewis and Pierce counties in Washington.

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Lower Taxa

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S. Watson +
Calif. +, Oreg. +  and Wash. +
2200-3200 m +
Open conifer forests, alpine meadows and moraines, talus slopes +
Flowering Jul–Aug. +
in W. H. Brewer et al., Bot. California +
Illustrated +  and Endemic +
Draba aureola var. paniculata +
Draba aureola +
species +