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Golden Draba - Draba aurea


Global Rank: G5
State Rank: SNR

Agency Status
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MNPS Threat Rank:
C-value: 7

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General Description
Short-lived perennial from a simple caudex. Stems 5–40 cm, rarely branched. Basal leaves oblanceolate, 5–30 mm long, usually entire. Stem leaves several, lanceolate, sessile. Vestiture of simple, branched and stellate hairs, dense below, less so above. Petals yellow, 4–6 mm long. Fruit erect to ascending, 8–15 × 2–4 mm, pubescent, often twisted; style 0.5–1 mm long; lower pedicels 3–6 mm long (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Range Comments
AK to Greenland, south to AZ and NM (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Habitat
Sparsely vegetated, rocky soil of grasslands, open forests; montane to alpine (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

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