Draba arabisans Michx.  
Family: Brassicaceae
rock whitlow-grass
[Draba arabisans var. arabisans Michx., Draba arabisans var. superiorensis Michx.]
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Emmet J. Judziewicz  
Etymology: Draba: from Greek drabe for "sharp" or "acrid" and referring to the burning taste of the leaves which supposedly had a medicinal value as a poultice
Plants: perennial, 4"-16" tall forb
Leaves: Basal leaves toothed, oblong, hairy, often with sharp teeth
Flowers: white, 4-parted, 1/3"-1/2' wide, buds yellow; inflorescence up to 4" long in a loose cluster of stalked flowers; blooms May-June
Fruits: long, narrow, smooth, twisted pod fruit drawing
Habitat: limestone cliffs
Conservation Status: Special Concern
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Corey Raimond  
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Emmet J. Judziewicz  
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Corey Raimond  
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