Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


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Forb
Biennial/Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common

Look for it various wet habitats, esp swampy depressions, streambanks, small woodland seeps, per Weakley's Flora

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...Wet

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

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

FRUIT:
Spring
Silique

 

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

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Cardamine pensylvanica   FAMILY Brassicaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 088-23-010:
Cardamine pensylvanica   FAMILY Brassicaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Pennsylvania Bittercress, Quaker Bittercress


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USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_cape3_001_lvd

        

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USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / USDA Wetland flora: Field office illustrated guide    pnd_cape3_003_lvd

        

picture of Cardamine pensylvanica, image of Cardamine pensylvanica

JK Marlow    jkm160326_091

March    Laurens County    SC

picture of Cardamine pensylvanica, image of Cardamine pensylvanica

JK Marlow    jkm160326_092

March    Laurens County    SC

Leaflets decurrent on the rachis (vs. C. flexuosa's leaflets petiolulate), per Weakley's Flora.

picture of Cardamine pensylvanica, image of Cardamine pensylvanica

JK Marlow    jkm170322_204

March    Greenville County    SC

Lake Conestee Nature Park

Sepals oblong, lateral pair not saccate basally, per Flora of North America.

picture of Cardamine pensylvanica, image of Cardamine pensylvanica

Keith Bradley    kab_c_pensylvanica_72818

March    Miami-Dade County    FL

picture of Cardamine pensylvanica, image of Cardamine pensylvanica

Gill Newberry    gn04_c_pensylvanica_2

April        

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JK Marlow    jkm160423_452

April    Sevier County    TN

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

picture of Cardamine pensylvanica, image of Cardamine pensylvanica

JK Marlow    jkm160423_452b

April    Sevier County    TN

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

picture of Cardamine pensylvanica, image of Cardamine pensylvanica

Roxanna Martin    rlm4311_171

April    Spartanburg County    SC

Petals white, 2-3mm long, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

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Roxanna Martin    rlm4311_191

April    Spartanburg County    SC

Basal leaves mostly absent at flowering time, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.

picture of Cardamine pensylvanica, image of Cardamine pensylvanica

Roxanna Martin    rlm4311_193

April    Spartanburg County    SC

Wet, mostly wooded habitats, often in water, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

picture of Cardamine pensylvanica, image of Cardamine pensylvanica

Roxanna Martin    rlm4311_195

April    Spartanburg County    SC

picture of Cardamine pensylvanica, image of Cardamine pensylvanica

Roxanna Martin    rlm4311_196

April    Spartanburg County    SC

picture of Cardamine pensylvanica, image of Cardamine pensylvanica

Roxanna Martin    rlm4311_204

April    Spartanburg County    SC

Siliques greater than 1mm wide, per Weakley's Flora.