HOARY CRESS(WHITETOP)
(Cardaria draba(L.) Desv.)

GROWTH HABIT: Perennial herb, up to 24" tall, erect, becoming lodged with age.

LEAVES: Alternate, lance-shaped and slightly irregular, greyish-green, base of upper leaves clasping stem.

STEMS: Stoutish, branched toward top.

FLOWERS: Small, white 4 petals; numerous flower branches and dense flowers give plant a dense, white, flat-topped appearance.

ROOTS: Extensive horizontally and vertically, frequent shoots arising from root stocks.

SEEDS: Reddish-brown, granular, egg-shaped, contained in heart-shaped pods.

OTHER: Flowers early (April and May), reproduces by seeds, root stocks and creeping roots.

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