Cardamine parviflora L.

  • 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 parviflora L.

  • Description

    Species Description - Annual or biennial with glabrous, mostly solitary stems 1–3 dm; terminal lfl of basal lvs oblong to broadly cuneate-obovate; cauline lvs commonly 2–4 cm, with 3–6 pairs of segments, the terminal segment linear to cuneate-oblong, entire or toothed, the lateral not much smaller, linear to linear-spatulate or narrowly oblong, usually 1–3 mm wide and entire, not decurrent; fls and fr much like no. 13 [Cardamine pensylvanica Muhl.], but the stylar beak not over 1 mm; 2n=16. Usually in dry soil; Que. and Nf. to Minn., s. to Ga. and Ark.; also in the Old World. The Amer. pls are var. arenicola (Britton) O. E. Schulz.

  • Common Names

    dry-land bitter-cress