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Draba oligosperma

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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

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral melody 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.

Regional...

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

Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania



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