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Hoary Cress

Cardaria draba L.


Hoary cress is a perennial, deep rooted plant that grows up to 2 feet tall and reproduces from root segments and seeds. The blue-green leaves are lance-shaped. The plant has many white flowers with four petals. Hoary cress is common on alkaline, disturbed soils, and typically along roadsides. It is highly competitive with other species once it becomes established. It is commonly referred to as whitetop.


Hoary Cress - Cardaria draba L.


 
Last updated: 03-12-2008