draba

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n draba 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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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n draba 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. There are about 100 species, mostly natives of the colder and mountainous regions of the northern hemisphere, of which 30 are found in North America, chiefly in the western ranges of mountains and in arctic regions. The whitlow-grass of Europe, D. verna, also introduced into some parts of the United States, is a small winter annual and one of the earliest spring flowers.
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Usage

In literature:

SENGREEN DRABA, or WHITLOW-GRASS.
"The Botanical Magazine, Vol. V" by William Curtis
DRABA alba siliquosa repens.
"The Botanical Magazine Vol. 7" by William Curtis
Draba corymbosa R. BR.
"The Voyage of the Vega round Asia and Europe, Volume I and Volume II" by A.E. Nordenskieold
Draba verna, sandy fields and road-sides.
"Harper's Young People, April 13, 1880" by Various
The principal Arctic genera are Salix, Ranunculus, Draba, Pedicularis, Potentilla, Saxifraga, Carex, Juncus, Luzula, Eriophorum, and others.
"The History of the European Fauna" by R. F. Scharff
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