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Loy Canyon - Sue Smith

Yavapai County Native & Naturalized Plants

Draba asprella - rough draba

Plant Form: Forb

Family: Brassicaceae

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Loy Canyon
Sue Smith
Loy Canyon
Sue Smith
Plant - spring
Loy Canyon
Sue Smith
Plant - spring
Loy Canyon
Sue Smith
Forb Plant Description

Origin: Native   Life Cycle: Perennial
General Desc: A rosette of small basal leaves with erect unbranched flower stems. The end of each flower stem has a cluster of 10 to 30 small yellow flowers.
Identification notes: Leafless stalks arising from a basal rosettes of leaves distinguishes this species from other Draba sp.
Height: To 5 inches


Habitat Description: Pine forests.
Plant Communities: Pinyon Juniper Woodland, Montane Conifer Forest
Elevation: 5000 - 8000 feet

Flower Characteristics

Color: Yellow     Shape: Regular in elongated clusters     Tubular: N     Flowering Period: Feb - Jul
Description: The yellow flowers have 4 petals and are to 1/4 inch wide. They are in long, terminal clusters on leafless stems.

Leaf and Stem Characteristics

Leaf Color: Green     Leaf Type: Simple     Leaf Shape: Round or oval     Leaf Margin: Smooth     Leaf Attachment: Basal     Leaves Clasp: N
Hairs: Leaves and stems     Spines: N
Leaf Description: The leaves are to 1-1/2 inches long in a basal rosette. Leaves and stems are covered by fine hairs.

Fruit and Seed Characteristics

Fruit Color: Green   
Fruit Type: Capsule
Fruit Notes: Ovoid-ellipsoid to oblong, plane, inflated basally.
Seed Notes: Seeds are oblong to less than 1/16 inch.

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