Calflora
Taxon  Report   2816    
Draba verna  L.
Spring draba,  Whitlow grass, Whitlowgrass
Draba verna
© 2008 Keir Morse
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
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
© 2011 Steve Matson
Family: BRASSICACEAE  
Genus: Draba
Communities: Mixed Evergreen Forest, Yellow Pine Forest
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Draba praecox
PLANTS: Draba verna var. aestivalis
PLANTS: Draba verna var. boerhaavii
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More information about  Draba verna
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on PlantID.net   /   Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

ITIS Original Publication citation

USDA PLANTS Profile (DRVE2)

Search the International Plants Names Index

Search efloras.org (Flora of North America)

website references from Google


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: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Dec 15, 2018).

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