Draba crassifolia

(Snowbed Draba)

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Draba crassifolia, Crystal Lakes, Summit Co. 6194

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Draba crassifolia, Crystal Lakes, Summit Co. 6187

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Draba crassifolia, Mayflower Gulch, Summit Co. 7390

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Draba crassifolia, Mayflower Gulch, Summit Co. 7399

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Draba crassifolia, Straight Creek Trail, Summit Co. 5076

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Draba crassifolia, Straight Creek Trail, Summit Co. 5090

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Draba crassifolia, Straight Creek Trail, Summit Co. 5093

Scientific Name Draba crassifolia USDA PLANTS Symbol DRCR2
Common Name Snowbed Draba ITIS Taxonomic Serial No. 22872
Family Brassicaceae (Mustard) SEINet
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Description Life zones and habitat: Montane to alpine (9000 to 13500 ft.); woodlands, meadows, tundra, talus and scree.
Plant: Short, erect annual or short-lived perennial with smooth, usually leafless stems; 1/2 to 6 inches tall.
Leaves: Basal leaves with hairy petioles in a rosette, narrow oblanceolate to obovate blades up to 1 inch long with smooth or sometimes ciliate margins; usually no stem leaves.
Inflorescence: Racemes of 4 to 15 small, 4-petaled, bright yellow flowers with smooth, green or purple ovate sepals and no bracts.
Bloom Period: June to August.
References: "Flora of Colorado" by Jennifer Ackerfield, Flora of North America and SEINet.
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Colorado Status:
Native

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