Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


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  Draba reptans (Lam.) Fernald image
Photographer: Arthur Meeks           

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Family Brassicaceae
Draba reptans (Lam.) Fernald
Carolina whitlow-grass, common 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
reptans: having creeping and rooting stems
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Status: Native
Plant: erect, annual, 2"-10" tall forb, stem single or branched at the base
Flower: white, 4-parted, 1/3" wide, petals rounded at the tip; inflorescence a dense cluster (raceme) of smooth-stalked flowers; blooms April-May
Fruit:elongated pod, erect or pointing upward on stalks usually 1/3 to 1/2 as long as the pod
Leaf:basal leaves rounded at the tip, narrowing toward the base, blunt, toothless, hairy; a few stem leaves mostly near the base
Habitat: disturbed sites, prairies; in rocky, sandy soil

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Flora of North America (off site)
Draba caroliniana Walter
Draba caroliniana Walter f. stellifera O.E.Schulz
Draba micrantha Nutt.
Draba reptans (Lam.) Fernald f. micrantha (Nutt.) C.L.Hitchc.
Draba reptans (Lam.) Fernald f. reptans
Draba reptans (Lam.) Fernald subsp. stellifera (O.E.Schulz) Abrams
Draba reptans (Lam.) Fernald var. micrantha (Nutt.) Fernald
Draba reptans (Lam.) Fernald var. reptans
Draba reptans (Lam.) Fernald var. stellifera (O.E.Schulz) C.L.Hitchc.
Draba reptans (Lam.) Fernald var. typica C.L.Hitchc.

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