Taxon  Report   2816 
Draba verna  L.
Spring draba,  Whitlow grass, Whitlowgrass
Draba verna
© 2011 Steve Matson
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Draba verna
© 2003 Steve Matson
Draba verna
© 2008 Keir Morse
Draba verna, a dicot, is an annual herb that is native to California, is also found elsewhere in North America and beyond.

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Draba verna
© 2008 Keir Morse
Genus: Draba
Mixed Evergreen Forest, Yellow Pine Forest
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS + JM93
Alternate Names:
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PLANTS: Draba praecox
PLANTS: Draba verna var. aestivalis
PLANTS: Draba verna var. boerhaavii
PLANTS: Draba verna var. major
PLANTS: Erophila spathulata
PLANTS: Erophila verna ssp. praecox
PLANTS: Erophila verna ssp. spathulata
PLANTS: Erophila verna
ICPN: Draba verna var. verna
More information about  Draba verna
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
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Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation,
with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria.
[web application]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Aug 19, 2018).

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