Draba streptobrachia

(Alpine Tundra Draba)

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Draba streptobrachia, Crystal Lakes, Summit Co. 1192

Scientific Name Draba streptobrachia USDA PLANTS Symbol DRST5
Common Name Alpine Tundra Draba ITIS Taxonomic Serial No. 22919
Family Brassicaceae (Mustard) SEINet
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Description Life zones and habitat: Alpine (12000 to 14000 ft.); talus slopes and scree, rock crevices. Endemic to high altitudes in Colorado.
Plant: Very short, spreading perennial, 1/2 to 5 inches tall; somewhat hairy stems and foliage.
Leaves: Basal leaves in a rosette, narrow oblanceolate to linear-oblanceolate, blades 1/4 to 1-1/4 inches long; 1 to 5 stem leaves, sessile, oblong to ovate or linear.
Inflorescence: Racemes of 4 to 10 small, 4-petaled, bright yellow flowers 1/4-inch across with green, somewhat hairy sepals; no bracts.
Bloom Period: July and August.
References: "Flora of Colorado" by Jennifer Ackerfield and Flora of North America.
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Colorado Status:
Native

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