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Carolina Whitlow Grass
Draba reptans

Carolina Whitlow Grass (Draba reptans) Other scientific names: Arabis reptans, Draba caroliniana

French names: Drave rampante

Family: Mustard Family (Brassicaceae)

Similar species:
  •   Spring Whitlow Grass (Draba verna)

Flowers: Spring;  White

Height: Up to 2 cm (1 in)

Habitat: Fields and Open Areas

Grows in Sun/Shade: Sun

Native/Non-native: Native

Origin and Meaning of Names:
 Scientific Name: reptans: creeping

Photographs: 30 photographs available, of which 3 are featured on this page. SCROLL DOWN FOR PHOTOGRAPHS.

Range Map is at the bottom of the page

Carolina Whitlow Grass (Draba reptans)

Carolina Whitlow Grass is a very tiny plant, easily overlooked.

Carolina Whitlow Grass (Draba reptans)

Another plant's basal rosette. The stalks bear the flowers (sorry no pics of flowers yet).

Carolina Whitlow Grass (Draba reptans)

The basal rosette of leaves.

Range map for Carolina Whitlow Grass (Draba reptans)

PLEASE NOTE: A coloured Province or State means this species occurs somewhere in that Province/State.
The entire Province/State is coloured, regardless of where in that Province/State it occurs.

(Range map provided courtesy of the USDA website and is displayed here in accordance with their Policies)