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White Mountains Draba
Draba monoensis
  


About White Mountains Draba (Draba monoensis) Draba monoensis is an uncommon species of flowering plant in the mustard family known by the common names White Mountains draba and Mono draba. It is endemic to Mono County, California, where it grows in moist, rocky habitat in the alpine climate of the White Mountains. Draba monoensis is a small perennial herb forming clusters of hairy, oblong leaves up to 2 centimetres (0. 79 in) long. Each leaf is under 1. 5 centimetres (0. 59 in) long and mostly hairless except for a prominent fringe of long hairs along the edges. The erect inflorescence bears 10 to 20 white flowers with petals only a 1-2 centimetres (0. 39-0. 79 in) long. The fruit is an oval-shaped silique up to 0. 5 centimetres (0. 20 in) long which contains several tiny seeds.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Perennial herb

Flower Color
White

Native Status
Natural Setting
Elevation ?
10689' - 13426'

Annual Precip. ?
21.6" - 46.7"

Summer Precip. ?
2.12" - 3.65"

Coldest Month ?
17.7° F - 24.0° F

Hottest Month ?
36.5° F - 44.9° F

Humidity ?
1.66 vpd - 9.13 vpd

Landscaping Information
Nursery Availability
Never or Almost Never Available

Other Names
Common Names
Mono Draba



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


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