Draba sharsmithii

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Draba sharsmithii

Critically Imperiled (NatureServe)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Brassicales
Family: Brassicaceae
Genus: Draba
Species: D. sharsmithii
Binomial name
Draba sharsmithii
Rollins & R.A. Price

Draba sharsmithii is an uncommon species of flowering plant in the mustard family known by the common names Mt. Whitney draba and Sharsmith's draba.

Description[edit]

Draba sharsmithii is a small perennial herb forming dense mats or cushions of hairy, oval-shaped leaves each no more than a centimeter long. The erect inflorescence bears several yellow flowers. The fruit is a twisted, lance-shaped silique up to 2 centimeters long containing several unwinged seeds.

Distribution[edit]

Draba sharsmithii is endemic to the southern Sierra Nevada of California, where it is known from fewer than ten occurrences in rocky alpine and subalpine habitat.

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