Stems: hoary, pubescent. Leaves: oblong-lanceolate, nearly entire. Flowers: petals notched; style minute. Fruit: pods acute, twisted when ripe, on short erect pedicels.

A plant partaking of the appearance of a weed, and closely resembling a white mustard. It has lance-shaped, toothed leaves, and the petals are notched at the apex.

Draba lonchocarpa, or Long-podded Whitlow Grass, may be recognized by its long smooth pods, which are very narrow, and more or less twisted. It is a hairy plant and grows on rock ledges at great altitudes.

Draba praealta, or Spring Whitlow Grass, is a common species which grows abundantly between four and six thousand feet.