Stems hirsute with at least some simple trichomes. Racemes often on distal 1/3-1/2 of scape. Fruits oblong to linear or lanceolate, (5-)7-12(-16) mm; valves: trichomes simple, sometimes with 2-rayed ones; ovules (20-)32-66(-72) per ovary. Flowering Mar-May. Rock outcrops and rocky slopes, glades and barrens, floodplains, meadows, thickets, sandy soil in pastures and prairies, roadsides, desert scrub, pinyon-juniper woodlands; 0-2500 m; Ala., Ariz., Ark., Calif., Colo., Fla., Ill., Kans., Ky., La., Miss., Mo., Nebr., Nev., N.Mex., N.C., Ohio, Okla., Pa., S.Dak., Tenn., Tex., Utah; Mexico (Baja California, Chihuahua, Coahuila, Zacatecas). Draba ammophila A. Heller is an illegitimate name, sometimes found in synonymy with var. cuneifolia.