Draba albertina

(Slender Draba)

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Draba albertina, Hoosier Pass, Summit Co. 5599

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Draba albertina, Hoosier Pass, Summit Co. 5612

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Draba albertina, Mayflower Gulch, Summit Co. 9787

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Draba albertina, Loveland Pass, Clear Creek Co. 7142

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Stem leaves, Draba albertina, Hoosier Pass, Summit Co. 5616

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: Foothills to alpine (7500 to 12500); moist areas in meadows, forests and along streambanks.
Plant: Erect annual, biennial or perennial 1 to 12 inches tall, delicate, somewhat hairy or often smooth stems branched from base and leaf axils.
Leaves: Fleshy leaves with pubescent-hairy surfaces and entire or denticulate margins, 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.
Inflorescence: Open racemes of somewhat inconspicuous, very small yellow flowers with 5 yellow rounded petals and 5 smooth or slightly hairy sepals.
Bloom Period: May to July.
References: "Flora of Colorado" by Jenifer Ackerfield and SEINet.
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Colorado Status:
Native

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