Cardaria draba - Brassicaceae Family - Rhizomatous perennial
Prevention (Prev) Monitor and destroy new plants before seed production.
Mechanical (Mech) Hand pulling, digging, cutting, mowing and tilling.
Cultural (Cult) Biological control agents, livestock grazing, and revegetation practices.
Chemical (Chem) Selective herbicides based on the plant and the specific location. Check our weed fact sheets for specific control information.
Hoary cress: flowers and foliage
Hoary cress: foliage
Hoary cress: flowers
Hoary cress: infestation
Hoary cress: entire plant including root system
J.M., G.B. Kyser et al. (2013). Weed
Control in Natural Areas in the Western United States [PDF file]. Weed
Research and Information Center, University of California. Retrieved from https://wric.ucdavis.edu/information/natural%20areas/wr_C/Cardaria_chalepensis-draba-pubescens.pdf View PDF
Species Compendium. (2018, July 15). Lepidium
draba (hoary cress). Retrieved from https://www.cabi.org/isc/datasheet/10621
State University Extension. (2011, May). Biology,
Ecology and Management of Whitetop [PDF file]. Retrieved from http://msuextension.org/publications/AgandNaturalResources/EB0138.pdf View PDF
States Department of Agriculture. (2014, September). Field Guide for Managing Whitetop in the Southwest [PDF file].
Retrieved from https://www.fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_DOCUMENTS/stelprdb5410132.pdf View PDF
(2004). Cardaria spp. Fire Effects
Information System. Retrieved from https://www.fs.fed.us/database/feis/plants/forb/carspp3/all.html