Perennial herb, not cespitose; caudex few to several branched. Stems (2-) 4-10(-12) cm, erect to ascending or rarely subdecumbent. Basal leaves rosulate; petiole 2-5 mm, leaf blade narrowly oblanceolate, 5-12 × 1-2 mm, both surfaces moderately pubescent with stalked, 4(-7)-rayed trichomes, cauline leaves (8-)10-16(-20), overlapping, lanceolate to oblong or narrowly ovate, entire or rarely denticulate. Racemes 6-15-flowered, corymbose, elongated in fruit. Sepals green with white margin, ovate, 1.5-2 mm, ascending, pubescent. Petals white, oblanceolate, 3-3.5 × 1-1.5 mm; filaments white, 1.5-2 mm. Fruit (immature) narrowly oblong, 6-8 × ca. 1.5 mm, slightly twisted, sessile, divaricate-ascending, not appressed to rachis; valves puberulent with simple and 2(-4)-rayed trichomes. Flowers in July to early August.
Draba henrici can be distinguished from other sympatric Drabas by its white flowers and smaller petals.
Alpine tundra above 11,000 ft (3,350m)
Only known populations are along trails in remote alpine areas. Limited distribution and high elevation habitats make this species vulnerable to climate change.
*Al-Shehbaz, I.A. 2013 Draba henrici (Brassicaceae), a new species from northern New Mexico. Harvard Papers in Botany 18 (1): 91-93