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Short-fruited Whitlow-grass - Draba brachycarpa

Exotic Species (not native to Montana)

Global Rank: G4G5
State Rank: SNA

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General Description
Annual from a simple caudex. Stems 5–15 cm, branched at the base. Basal leaves obovate, 10–15 mm long, entire. Stem leaves oblanceolate, sessile. Vestiture of dense, sessile, 2- to 4-branched hairs. Petals white, 1–3 mm long. Fruit spreading-ascending, 2–5 × 1–2 mm, glabrous to finely hairy; style up to 0.1 mm long; lower pedicels 3–6 mm long. Disturbed soil of grasslands, fields; valleys (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Range Comments
Collected once in MT by Francis Kelsey near Helena over 100 years ago. Native to eastern N. America; introduced and sporadic in western N. America (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

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