Brassicaceae
Draba densifolia

Alpine Whitlow-Grass

Cushion. Leaves many, linear, about 4 times as long as wide; midvein obvious; long stiff hairs sparsely sited along edges, otherwise without hairs. Flowers at stem top above cushion. Petals 4, pale yellow to white, less than 1/4 in. long. Grows in alpine rocky slopes, barren outcrops.

  • Rarity: Uncommon
  • Flowering Time: Early Summer
  • Life Cycle: Perennial
  • Height: 4--6 inches
  • Habitat: Alpine, Subalpine
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  • Native: Yes