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Lateral nectar glands variable, often in pairs, small, sometimes semiannular or annular; middle glands present or absent. Hairs simple, branched or absent. Stamen filaments usually not appendaged; anthers usually blunt. Ovary sessile, rarely shortly stipitate, often short and elliptic; style present with shortly bilobed or capitate stigma. Fruit usually short siliculae, rarely elongated (siliqua-like), broadly septate, ovate, orbicular to elliptic-oblong or lanceolate, bilocular, dehiscent; seeds biseriate (rarely sub-biseriate), not winged, rarely obscurely to slightly winged; radicle accumbent.

Represented by 3 genera and 26 species in our area.

1 Petals deeply bifid or absent   Erophila
+ Petals usually with entire apex (rarely emarginate)   (2)
2 (1) Radical leaves long petioled; lamina ± kidney-shaped, much shorter than the petiole in the basal leaves; fruits indehiscent (rarely subdehiscent); septum usually incomplete (windowed)   Graellsia
+ Radical leaves shortly stalked or sessile (except in Draba hederifolia); lamina much longer than the stalk; fruits dehiscent; septum complete   Draba

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