Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


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Forb
Perennial

Native to North Carolina
Documented growing wild in - NC -

Rare, endemic to the high elevation Southern Appalachians of 4 states

Look for it on shaded brookbanks, rock outcrops with seepage, at high elevations (1200m & above), per Weakley's Flora

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shade ...Wet ...Moist

LEAVES:
Simple: Pinnately lobed or dissected, appearing compound
Basal & alternate

FLOWER:
Spring
White
Bisexual
Radially symmetrical
4 sepals
4 petals
6 stamens

FRUIT:
Summer
Silique

 

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Rosids: Malvids: Brassicales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Cardamine clematitis   FAMILY Brassicaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Cardamine clematitis   FAMILY Brassicaceae

LESS THAN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 088-23-007:
Cardamine clematitis   FAMILY Brassicaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Clematis-leaved Bittercress, Mountain Bittercress


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picture of Cardamine clematitis, image of Cardamine clematitis

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_cacl2_001_lvd

        

picture of Cardamine clematitis, image of Cardamine clematitis

JK Marlow    jkm060429_095

April    Macon County    NC

Nantahala National Forest: Wayah Ranger District

Leaves 3(-5) foliolate, lower leaves green beneath, per Weakley's Flora.

picture of Cardamine clematitis, image of Cardamine clematitis

JK Marlow    jkm060429_099

April    Macon County    NC

Nantahala National Forest: Wayah Ranger District

picture of Cardamine clematitis, image of Cardamine clematitis

JK Marlow    jkm060429_100

April    Macon County    NC

Nantahala National Forest: Wayah Ranger District

Found at high elevations (1200m & above), per Weakley's Flora.