Hoary Cress

Photo of Hoary Cress(a.k.a. Cardaria draba or Whitetop)

Distinguishing Features

  • Grows 2 to 3 feet tall
  • Stems are gray-green and irregularly toothed, lower leaves are stalked and hairy; upper leaves clasp the stem and are usually hairless
  • Numerous, small, 4-petaled, white flowers cluster at the plant's top
  • Heart-shaped seed pods contain two, small reddish-brown seeds

Crimes Committed

  • Choking & the deliberate takeover of native plants
  • Stealing lands, homes & food from wildlife
  • Corrupting & invading open lands, roadsides & recreation areas
  • Costing a bundle for taxpayers to control
  • Wreaking havoc & mayhem on innocent, unsuspecting ecosystems

Join the Invasive Weed Patrol

  • Help stop the spread of this weedy, seedy, desperado
  • Report any sightings to local land managers or rangers
  • Remove all weed seeds from clothing, shoes, pets, camping gear & tire treads

Your Reward

  • Healthy Ecosystems on Your Public Lands