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Bransford, W.D. and Dolphia
Draba breweri var. cana (Rydb.) Rollins
Cushion draba, Lanceleaf Draba
Synonyms: Draba cana, Draba lanceolata, Draba stylaris
USDA Symbol: DRBRC
USDA Native Status: Native to U.S.
Small white flowers in open racemes growing from densely velvety, grayish, basal rosettes.
There are about 300 species in this genus, distinguished mostly by technical features. Small, tufted, alpine plants with short, flat or swollen pods are likely to be Draba.
Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial Habit: Herb Flower:
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Pink
Bloom Time: May , Jun , Jul
AK , CA , CO , ID , ME , MI , MT , NH , NM , NV , SD , UT , VT , WA , WI , WY Canada: NB Native Distribution:
Alaska south to Nevada and east through central Colorado to northeastern United States and southeastern Canada. Native Habitat:
Dry open meadows and rock crevices high in mountains. USDA Native Status: L48(N), AK(N), CAN(N),
Growing ConditionsSoil pH: Alkaline (pH>7.2)
CaCO3 Tolerance: High
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Record Modified: 2010-09-08
Research By: TWC Staff