Today, I am posting two photographs of a draba tuft growing near my house. Draba are often found in conjunction with phlox. Both of these early bloomers are found in open—often rocky—sites. They are not opposed poor soil or lack of consistent rain.
Singular tufts of draba are easy to miss if you are in hurry. You may whisk past these tiny collections of flowers if focused only on where you are going. The flowers are only about ¼ inch in size when fully opened. They also grow inconspicuously; the entire plant rising little more than an inch or two above the ground.
I am sharing a close-up of the draba and a shot of the tuft from a few inches away.