Cardamine pensylvanica Muhl.

  • Authority

    Gleason, Henry A. & Cronquist, Arthur J. 1991. Manual of vascular plants of northeastern United States and adjacent Canada. lxxv + 910 pp.

  • Family


  • Scientific Name

    Cardamine pensylvanica Muhl.

  • Description

    Species Description - Erect or spreading annual or biennial to 6 dm; stem usually hispidulous at least below, seldom glabrous; terminal lfl of basal lvs obovate to orbicular, 1–2 cm wide; cauline lvs commonly 4–8 cm, the terminal segment cuneate-obovate, the lateral smaller, broadly oblong to oval, 3–8 mm, usually decurrent on the rachis, entire or often with a few teeth or shallow lobes; pet white, 1.5–4 mm; mature pedicels ascending; frs ascending, 2–3 cm, the stylar beak 0.5–2 mm; 2n=32, 64. Swamps and wet woods; Nf. and Que. to Minn. and B.C., s. to Fla. and Calif. Apr.–June. Small pls of drier habitats approach C. parviflora.

  • Common Names

    Pennsylvania bitter-cress