Hoary Cress

Cardaria draba

  • A perennial that spreads by roots and seeds
  • Grows up to 2 feet tall
  • Produces white flower clusters with flat tops in May
  • Leaves are lance-shaped and bluish-green
  • Grows in meadows, fields, roadsides, ditches, streams, and rangelands as well as garden sites
  • Mow two to three times per year at the bud stage to slow spread
  • Do NOT pull, as plants will grow from root fragments
  • Chemical controls are available