from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A genus of cruciferous plants, low herbaceous perennials, or rarely annuals, often cespitose, distinguished by ovate or oblong many-seeded pods with flat nerveless valves parallel to the broad septum.

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  • n. any of numerous low-growing cushion-forming plants of the genus Draba having rosette-forming leaves and terminal racemes of small flowers with scapose or leafy stems; fruit is a dehiscent oblong or linear silique


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  • Also on the summit are twisted-arm draba and James 'snowlover, two of the 15 alpine species identified as "rare" in the must-have book for amateur botanists, Rare Plants of Colorado.

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  • But tucked in amongst the rocky ledges and crevices was a rich variety of flowers, including two rare, strictly-alpine species, arctic draba and Lyall's rockress, that until now had eluded me.

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  • Station: Cataracts which stopped the Expedition* discover the Sources of the Nile by * Kirira River & Bari Kingdom heard of* the draba south of the Equator.]

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