Draba cana    Rydb.

Hoary Whitlow Grass 


MN Status:
endangered
Federal Status:
none
CITES:
none
USFS:
none

Group:
vascular plant
Class:
Dicotyledoneae
Order:
Capparales
Family:
Brassicaceae
Life Form:
forb
Longevity:
perennial
Leaf Duration:
deciduous
Water Regime:
terrestrial
Soils:
rock
Light:
full sun, partial shade
Habitats:

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Best time to see:

 Foliage Flower Fruit 
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Map Interpretation

Map Interpretation

Please note that a complete species account is not yet available.

  Synonyms

  Best Time to Search

Draba cana can be easily identified when in flower or fruit, from early June through the middle of August. In an especially dry year, plants can be expected to senesce earlier than in a moist or normal year.

  Authors/Revisions

Welby Smith, MN DNR, 2018

  References

Al-Shehbaz, I. A., M. D. Windham, and R. Elven. 2010. Draba. Pages 269-347 in Flora of North America Editorial Committee, editors. Flora of North America north of Mexico Volume 7. Oxford University Press, New York, New York.

Michigan Natural Features Inventory. 2007. Rare Species Explorer [web application]. Michigan Natural Features Inventory, Lansing, Michigan.

Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. 2003. Field guide to the native plant communities of Minnesota: the Laurentian mixed forest province. Ecological Land Classification Program, Minnesota County Biological Survey, and Natural Heritage and Nongame Research Program. Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, St. Paul, Minnesota. 352 pp.

Reznicek, A. A., E. G. Voss, and B. S. Walters. 2011. Michigan Flora Online. University of Michigan. <http://www.michiganflora.net/species.aspx?id=642>. Accessed March 7, 2013.

Voss, E. G. 1985. Michigan Flora. Part II: Dicots (Saururaceae-Cornaceae). Cranbrook Institute of Science Bulletin 59 and the University of Michigan Herbarium. University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan. 727 pp.

Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. 2013. Wisconsin's rare plants. <http://dnr.wi.gov/topic/endangeredresources/plants.asp?mode=detail&speccode=pdbra112q0>. Accessed 7 March 2013.