Draba albertina

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Draba albertina
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Brassicales
Family: Brassicaceae
Genus: Draba
Species: D. albertina
Binomial name
Draba albertina
Greene
Synonyms

Draba nitida

Draba albertina is a species of flowering plant in the mustard family known as slender draba or slender whitlow-grass. This plant is native to western North America, where it grows at high elevations from Arizona to Alaska and northern Canada. Like many species of Draba, it can grow in alpine and Arctic climates. This is a biennial or short-lived perennial with a single stem or several branching stems which may be very short or up to 40 centimeters in height. The appearance of the plant varies depending on the climate it endures. The leaves are up to 4 centimeters long, roughly hairy, and mostly basal. The stem bears an inflorescence of up to about 30 small yellow flowers. The fruit is a silique up to two centimeters long.

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