DRABAL. - WHITLOW-GRASSES
Annual to perennial herbs, often with woody stocks, many cushion-forming. Hairs simple or furcate. Sepals not or little saccate. Petals yellow (often drying white) or white, or very rarely reddish, ± entire or deeply bifid. Filaments without appendages, often broadened towards the base. Ovary with 4−80 ovules. Fruit a silicula or rarely siliquiform. Seeds in 2 rows in each locules. Stigma somewhat 2-lobed or flat.
Cullen J & Coode MJE (1965). Draba L., In: Davis PH (ed.), Flora of Turkey and the East Aegean Islands, Edinburgh University Press, Edinburgh, 1: 413
Cullen J & Coode MJE (1965). Erophila DC., In: Davis PH (ed.), Flora of Turkey and the East Aegean Islands, Edinburgh University Press, Edinburgh, 1: 420−421.
Draba, commonly known as “whitlow-grasses”, is found in the North America, Mexico, South America, Europe, Asia and Northwest Africa. There are approximately 440 species in the world and 27 species (30 taxa) in Türkiye. They are herbaceous annual and perennial plants which have yellow or white flowers.
Anonymous 1 (2017). http://www.theplantlist.org/1.1/browse/A/Brassicaceae/Draba/, Accessed date: 24.04.2017.
Anonymous 2 (2017). http://www.efloras.org/florataxon.aspx?flora_id=1&taxon_id=110884/, Accessed date: 24.04.2017.
Mutlu B (2012). Draba L., In: Güner, A., Aslan, S., Ekim, T., Vural, M. & Babaç, M.T. (eds.), Türkiye Bitkileri Listesi (Damarlı Bitkiler). Nezahat Gökyiğit Botanik Bahçesi ve Flora Araştırmaları Derneği Yayını. İstanbul, pp. 270−272.