yellow whitlow-grass

Draba aizoides

  • yellow whitlow-grass
  • yellow whitlow-grass
  • yellow whitlow-grass
  • yellow whitlow-grass
  • yellow whitlow-grass
  • yellow whitlow-grass
  • yellow whitlow-grass
  • yellow whitlow-grass
  • yellow whitlow-grass
  • yellow whitlow-grass
  • Flower name
    yellow whitlow-grass
  • Scientific name
    Draba aizoides
  • AliasDraba aizoides, 針犬盤, yellow whitlow-grass
  • Place of originPyrenees, the Alps, and Apenin.
  • Place of floweringHigh mountain
  • Flowering seasonMarch, April, May

What is yellow whitlow-grass

Yellow whitlow-grass(scientific name: Draba aizoides) is an annual alpine herb of the Brassicaceae family which is native to Pyrenees, the Alps, and Apenin. It grows wild on sunny rocks. The leaves are fleshy and scaly, with white needle-like hair growing on the edges of the leaves. The leaves are bunched up and rosette-like, and in the meantime, in spring, small flowers with yellow petals come to bloom.

Common name: Yellow whitlow-gras, Scientific name: Draba aizoides, aka: Drava-Izoides, Place of Origin: Pyrenees, Alps, Apenin, Environment: Sunlight rocky place, Living form: Perennial, Tree height: 10-15 cm, Leaf form: Axillary, Stem leaf foliage: Alteration, Inflorescence form: Syndromes, Petal color: yellow, flower diameter: 2 cm, inflorescence form: heretic inflorescence, corolla: cruciform, flowering stage: March to May, fruit type: cornice, fruit type: flat long oval, use: rock garden, Potted plants.


  • Eye
    Brassicales
  • Family
    Brassicaceae
  • Genus
    Draba
  • Species
    D. aizoides
  • Type of flower
    Radial symmetrical flower
  • Array of flower
    Gross inflorescence
  • Petal shape
    4 petals
  • Leaf type
    Spatula-shaped
  • Edge of the leaf
    Hairs
  • Life typeperennial plant
  • Flower colorsYellow
  • Colors of the leavesGreen
  • Fruit colorGreen
  • Height10.0 ~ 15.0 cm
  • Diameter of flower2.0 ~ 2.0 cm

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