Cress - Cardaria draba
THIS PAGE IS UNDER CONSTRUCTION.
Hoary cress is an erect perennial with spreading rootstocks. The stems
are short hairy below to glabrous at the apex. Basal leaves are oblong,
toothed and petioled. Leaves along the stem are sessile and auriculate
at the blade base. The flowers are perfect and produced in numerous dense
racemes. The petals are white, obovate with a narrow claw. The fruit is
a silicle, compressed and broadly ovate to cordate in shape; the seeds
The plant is an agggressive perennial that can reproduce by seeds or
spread vegetatively by rhizomes. It is common in fields, roadsides, and
waste places. The aggressive nature of this plant allows it to outcompete
and displace native species.
Links to more information
Website, video, and graphics by Rob Nelson
For more information on this plant or management please contact US Army Corp of Engineers