Draba nemorosa


Sp. Pl. 2: 643. 1753.

Synonyms: Draba dictyota Greene Draba nemoralis Ehrhart Draba nemorosa var. brevisilicula Zapa ł owicz Draba nemorosa var. hebecarpa Lindblom Draba nemorosa var. leiocarpa Lindblom Tomostima nemorosa
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 7. Treatment on page 321. Mentioned on page 272, 333.

Annuals; not scapose. Stems unbranched or branched proximally, (0.3–)0.6–4.5(–6) dm, densely pubescent proximally, glabrous distally, trichomes simple, 0.5–1.3 mm, and stalked, 2–4-rayed, 0.1–0.5 mm. Basal leaves rosulate or not, petiolate; petiole ciliate throughout; blade oblong-obovate or oblanceolate, (0.4–)1–3.5(–5) cm × (2–)5–15(–20) mm, margins usually dentate to denticulate, rarely subentire, surfaces sparsely to densely pubescent with stalked, 2- or 3-rayed, and cruciform trichomes, 0.1–0.5 mm. Cauline leaves 4–12(–15); sessile; blade broadly ovate to oblong, margins dentate or denticulate, surfaces pubescent, abaxially as basal, adaxially with primarily simple, and 2- or 3-rayed trichomes. Racemes (10–)18–60(–92)-flowered, ebracteate, considerably elongated in fruit; rachis not flexuous (straight), glabrous. Fruiting pedicels divaricate, straight, 7–28(–35) mm [(1.5–)2–7 times longer than fruit], glabrous. Flowers: sepals ovate, (0.7–)0.9–1.6 mm, sparsely pubescent, (trichomes simple); petals yellow, spatulate to oblanceolate, (1.2–)1.7–2.2(–2.5) × (0.4–)0.6–1 mm, (deeply notched); anthers broadly ovate to subreniform, 0.1–0.2 mm. Fruits oblong to elliptic or, rarely, oblong-oblanceolate, plane, slightly flattened, (3–)5–8 (–10) × 1.5–2.5 mm; valves glabrous or puberulent, trichomes simple, antrorse, 0.05–0.2 mm; ovules (30–)36–60(–72) per ovary; style 0.01–0.1 mm. Seeds ovoid, 0.5–0.7(–0.8) × 0.3–0.4(–0.5) mm. 2n = 16.

Phenology: Flowering Apr–Jul.
Habitat: Rock outcrops, open wooded slopes, meadows and prairies, stream banks, roadsides, disturbed gravelly grounds, waste places
Elevation: 0-2700 m


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Introduced; Alta., B.C., Man., N.W.T., Nunavut, Ont., Que., Sask., Yukon, Alaska, Calif., Colo., Idaho, Iowa, Mich., Minn., Mont., Nebr., Nev., N.Dak., Oreg., S.Dak., Utah, Wash., Wis., Wyo., Europe, Asia, introduced also in Australia.


Selected References


Lower Taxa

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Ihsan A. Al-Shehbaz +, Michael D. Windham +  and Reidar Elven +
Linnaeus +
Alta. +, B.C. +, Man. +, N.W.T. +, Nunavut +, Ont. +, Que. +, Sask. +, Yukon +, Alaska +, Calif. +, Colo. +, Idaho +, Iowa +, Mich. +, Minn. +, Mont. +, Nebr. +, Nev. +, N.Dak. +, Oreg. +, S.Dak. +, Utah +, Wash. +, Wis. +, Wyo. +, Europe +, Asia +  and introduced also in Australia. +
0-2700 m +
Rock outcrops, open wooded slopes, meadows and prairies, stream banks, roadsides, disturbed gravelly grounds, waste places +
Flowering Apr–Jul. +
Weedy +  and Introduced +
Draba dictyota +, Draba nemoralis +, Draba nemorosa var. brevisilicula +, Draba nemorosa var. hebecarpa +, Draba nemorosa var. leiocarpa +  and Tomostima nemorosa +
Draba nemorosa +
species +