A picture of a Common whitlow grass

Common whitlow grass

Draba verna

Also known as

Whitlow grass

Expected size

Height
Spread

20cm

Max

2cm

Min

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

Common whitlow grass Overview

An annual herb from Britain. Bears elliptical, spear-shaped or hastate, dull green, rosette at base. Flowers are white, some tinged red appearing in early spring. This plant is often found in the wild in Northern Europe. STEM: Straight or base branched. ROOT: Fibrous HAIRS: Dense, forked or star-shaped. STIPULES: Absent LEAF-STALK: Broad BRACTS: Absent FLOWER STALK: 0.15-0.6cm SEPALS: 4, 0.15-0.25cm PETALS: 4, equal, deeply notched, base stalk-like. STAMENS: 6, 4 long, 2 short. STIGMA: 1 OVARY: 1, 2-celled SEEDS: 40-60, flattened, in 2 rows.

Other uses of Common whitlow grass

Wildflower/meadow rock.