Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


  Draba arabisans Michx. image
Photographer: Emmet J. Judziewicz           

Corey Raimond

Corey Raimond

Corey Raimond

Emmet J. Judziewicz

Emmet J. Judziewicz

Emmet J. Judziewicz
Family Brassicaceae
Draba arabisans Michx.
rock whitlow-grass
Draba: from Greek drabe for "sharp" or "acrid" and referring to the burning taste of the leaves which supposedly had a medicinal value as a poultice
arabisans: Arabian
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Status: Special Concern
Plant: perennial, 4"-16" tall forb
Flower: white, 4-parted, 1/3"-1/2' wide, buds yellow; inflorescence up to 4" long in a loose cluster of stalked flowers; blooms May-June
Fruit:long, narrow, smooth, twisted pod fruit drawing
Leaf:Basal leaves toothed, oblong, hairy, often with sharp teeth
Habitat: limestone cliffs
(Glossary)

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Flora of North America (off site)
Synonyms 
Draba arabisans Michx. var. arabisans
Draba arabisans Michx. var. superiorensis Butters & Abbe

         
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