California Native Plant Society
Tap map to see plants native to location
Add
Draba breweri
Please enter either the common name or the botanical name of any native California plant species to see it's plant record

Loading....
Cushion Draba
  • Added Add to My Plant List
Draba breweri
  

Zoom To My AddressZoom To California Estimated Plant Range




About Cushion Draba (Draba breweri) Draba breweri is a species of flowering plant in the mustard family known by the common name cushion draba. With Draba cana now considered a variety of this species, it is distributed throughout much of North America, including much of Canada and the western United States. The less widespread var. breweri is limited to mountainous California and western Nevada. This is a perennial herb forming small clumps in rocky high mountain areas. Most of the leaves are located in a patch at the base of the stems, with a few higher up on the stems. They are oval in shape and hairy, with each white hair branching into a star shape. The erect flower cluster bears several white mustardlike flowers. The fruit is a twisted, hairy, lance-shaped silique no longer than about a centimeter.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Perennial herb

Flower Color
White

Native Status
Native

Natural Setting
Sun
Part Shade

Elevation ?
6643' - 14460'

Annual Precip. ?
17.6" - 119.6"

Summer Precip. ?
0.87" - 4.07"

Coldest Month ?
16.4° F - 46.2° F

Hottest Month ?
35.6° F - 69.3° F

Humidity ?
1.36 vpd - 15.83 vpd

Landscaping Information
Nursery Availability
Never or Almost Never Available


Sources include: Wikipedia. All text shown in the "About" section of these pages is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License. Plant observation data provided by the participants of the California Consortia of Herbaria, Sunset information provided by Jepson Flora Project. Propogation from seed information provided by the Santa Barbara Botanical Garden from "Seed Propagation of Native California Plants" by Dara E. Emery. Sources of plant photos include CalPhotos, Wikimedia Commons, and independent plant photographers who have agreed to share their images with Calscape. Other general sources of information include Calflora, CNPS Manual of Vegetation Online, Jepson Flora Project, Las Pilitas, Theodore Payne, Tree of Life, The Xerces Society, and information provided by CNPS volunteer editors, with special thanks to Don Rideout. Climate data used in creation of plant range maps is from PRISM Climate Group, Oregon State University, using 30 year (1981-2010) annual "normals" at an 800 meter spatial resolution.

Links:   Jepson eFlora Taxon Page  CalPhotos  Wikipedia  Calflora

Sign in to your Calscape Account X




Once signed in, you'll be able to access any previously saved plant lists or create new ones.

Email Address
Password

Sign In


Copyright © 1999-2014 California Native Plant Society. All rights reserved.