Brassicaceae
Draba verna

Spring Draba

Rosette of leaves with upright, leafless, hairless stems. Leaves widely lance- to spoon-shaped, 1–1 1/2 in., hairy. Flowers in clusters at end of branched elongating stems, petals white, each deeply divided into 2 lobes. Seedpods egg-shaped, to 1/3 in. long, hairless. Grows in disturbed soils, open areas throughout Pacific Northwest, at mid-elevations. A tiny plant most often seen in large patches.

  • Rarity: Common
  • Flowering Time: Early Spring
  • Life Cycle: Annual
  • Height: 2--6 inches
  • Habitat: Meadow, Disturbed
  • Found In: Olympic NP, Mt. Rainier NP, N Cascades NP, Wallowas, Siskiyous, Steens, West Gorge, East Gorge
  • Native: No