Illinois Natural History Survey - University of Illinois

Draba verna
Vernal whitlow grass, Mouse-eared whitlow grass
Taxonomy

Synonyms: Eriophila verna praecox, Eriophila verna, Erophila verna ssp. verna, Draba verna var. boerhaavii, Draba verna, Eriophila verna var. praecox, Erophila verna ssp. praecox

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Classification:

Other taxonomic & nomenclature sources: USDA PlantsITISThe Plant ListIPNI

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Species Distribution
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County Map Legend
Absent:
Not known from county
Medium confidence:
Medium or unknown confidence;
often old records or unverifiable observations
Medium-high confidence:
Often observations by expert botanists
High confidence:
Often vouchered herbarium records
Planted / introduced:
Native species introduced outside historic range,
or only in planted locations within county (e.g., restorations)
Historic / extirpated:
Only historic records for the species; likely extirpated
(Note that this category is not yet functional)

North American distribution maps for this species: FLNAUSDA PlantsBONAPBISON

Collection & Observation Phenology [?]

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Species Status

Status/Listing: No Information

Notes:DUPLICATE

Origin: Europe

Species Description

General: Dicot-herb, annual

Roots: adventitious, fibrous

Shoots: basal leaf arrangment; simple leaf type; entire, dentate leaf margin; linear, ovate leaf shape

Inflorescence: raceme

Flowers: perfect; 4 merous; complete, regular; white; hypogynous ovary position

Fruit: silique

Physiology: autotrophic; C3 C02 fixation

Ecology & Natural History

Habitat: Species is distributed in lawns; roadsides; sandy nursery plots; rocky open places. Species is distributed in lawns.

ILPIN Notes: Plant has deeply bifid petals; fruits are more than twice as long as broad. Fruit is never more than twice as long as broad.

Functional Relationships:

Human Relationships:

  • Edibility [?] :
  • Showy Flowers: low

Wildlife and Livestock Information:

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Coefficient of Conservatism (C-value) [?] :

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