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Lapland whitlow-grass, Draba lactea
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Rosids
Order: Brassicales
Family: Brassicaceae
Genus: Draba
Type species
Draba verna
L. [1]

Draba is a large genus of flowering plants in the family Brassicaceae, commonly known as whitlow-grasses (though they are not related to the true grasses).


There are over 400 species:[2]


Further reading[edit]

  • Ingrid Jordon-Thaden; Irina Hase; Ihsan Al-Shehbaz; Marcus A. Koch (2010). "Molecular phylogeny and systematics of the genus Draba (Brassicaceae) and identification of its most closely related genera". Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution. 55 (2): 524–540. doi:10.1016/j.ympev.2010.02.012. PMID 20170737.


  1. ^ Le Roy Abrams; Roxana Stinchfield Ferris (1923). Polygonaceae to Krameriaceae, buckwheats to kramerias. An Illustrated Flora of the Pacific States. 2. Stanford University Press. p. 292. ISBN 978-0-8047-0004-7.
  2. ^ "Draba". The Plant List. Retrieved January 4, 2019.

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