Draba aizoides

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Draba aizoides
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Scientific classification
D. aizoides
Binomial name
Draba aizoides

Draba aizoides is a species of Draba, known as yellow whitlow-grass.


Draba aizoides is a perennial plant, with a basal rosette of linear, entire leaves. The erect stems grow to 10 centimetres (4 in), or exceptionally to 15 cm (6 in), and carry a small number of yellow flowers.[1]


Draba aizoides has a wide distribution in the mountains of southern and central Europe, from the Pyrenees in the west, through the Alps to the Carpathians.[2] It also has a number of isolated occurrences, including the Vosges, Jura, Cévennes, Auvergne, Côte d'Or, Plateau de Langres and the Belgian Ardennes.[2] In the British Isles, it is found only on limestone cliffs on the Gower Peninsula, from Worm's Head to Pwlldu Head.[3]


  1. ^ Clive A. Stace (2010). New Flora of the British Isles (3rd ed.). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. pp. 408–409. ISBN 978-0-521-70772-5.
  2. ^ a b Q. O. N. Kay & Judith Harrison (1970). "Draba aizoides L.". Journal of Ecology. 58 (3): 877–888. JSTOR 2258540.
  3. ^ David Jones (2003). Welsh Wildlife. Y Lolfa. pp. 31–33. ISBN 978-0-86243-654-4.

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