Draba incana   Hoary Whitlowgrass C DD N

Draba incana flowers Draba incana twisted fruits

Restricted to limestone or calcareous soils in upland areas, this plant is mostly found in Snowdonia, the hills of Northern England and in Scotland. It used to be known as Twisted Whitlow-grass which as much more useful name as it tells the botanist what to look for. The mature fruits are elliptical but twisted and you can see this in the lefts hand photo.

Top of Cronkly Fell, Teesdale, 22nd June 2005

Added on October 24th 2005, updated 13th December 2008, updated 28th March 2010

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