Few-seeded Draba, Yellow Flowered Moss, Comb Draba
Draba oligosperma

Family: Brassicaceae (brass-ih-KAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Draba (DRAY-buh) (Info)
Species: oligosperma (ol-ig-oh-SPERM-a) (Info)

Category:

Alpines and Rock Gardens

Groundcovers

Height:

under 6 in. (15 cm)

Spacing:

3-6 in. (7-15 cm)

6-9 in. (15-22 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Bright Yellow

Bloom Time:

Mid Spring

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

Foliage:

Silver/Gray

Velvet/Fuzzy-Textured

Other details:

May be a noxious weed or invasive

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall

Seed Collecting:

Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania

Gardeners' Notes:

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On Feb 17, 2005, melody from Benton, KY (Zone 7a) wrote:

A small, grayish, hairy, densely tufted plant with basal leaves and racemes of yellow flowers on leafless stalks.

Found on open slopes and ridges from moderate to high elevations from western Canada to the Sierra Nevada, western NV, UT, and CO.

The entire surface of this plant is covered with microscopic hairs that lie flat, each with a main axis and perpendicular branches on either side....similar to two back-to-back combs.