Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


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Forb
Perennial

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

Uncommon (rare in Piedmont)

Look for it in swampy forests & bogs, primarily (but not strictly) in circumneutral soils over limestone or mafic rocks, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun partial shade ...Wet

LEAVES:
Simple
Basal & alternate

FLOWER:
Spring
White (rarely pinkish)
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 bulbosa   FAMILY Brassicaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Cardamine bulbosa   FAMILY Brassicaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 088-23-004:
Cardamine bulbosa   FAMILY Brassicaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of Vascular Plants of NE US & Adjacent Canada (Gleason & Cronquist,1991)
Cardamine rhomboidea

 

COMMON NAME:
Bulbous Bittercress, Spring Cress


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USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_cabu3_001_lvd

        

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USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / USDA Wetland flora: Field office illustrated guide    pnd_cabu3_005_lvd

        

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Rusty Wilson    fkw_007

March    Greenwood County    SC

Ninety Six National Historic Site

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Rusty Wilson    fkw_011

March    Greenwood County    SC

Ninety Six National Historic Site

Basal leaves entire to dentate, green beneath, roundish, to 1.6" long, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.

picture of Cardamine bulbosa, image of Cardamine bulbosa

Rusty Wilson    fkw_090

April    Greenwood County    SC

Ninety Six National Historic Site

picture of Cardamine bulbosa, image of Cardamine bulbosa

Rusty Wilson    fkw_093

April    Greenwood County    SC

Ninety Six National Historic Site

The 4-8 stem leaves are reduced, narrowly oblong or ovate, per Wildflowers of Tennessee.

picture of Cardamine bulbosa, image of Cardamine bulbosa

Rusty Wilson    fkw_096b

April    Greenwood County    SC

Ninety Six National Historic Site

4 petals about 0.5" long. Flowers on stalks ~0.4" long, in terminal raceme, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.

picture of Cardamine bulbosa, image of Cardamine bulbosa

JK Marlow    jkm110415_547

April    Carroll County    GA

Green sepals fade to yellow after flowering, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.

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Keith Bradley    kab_c_bulbosa_4942

April    Richland County    SC

Congaree National Park

picture of Cardamine bulbosa, image of Cardamine bulbosa

Keith Bradley    kab_c_bulbosa_4946

April    Richland County    SC

Congaree National Park

picture of Cardamine bulbosa, image of Cardamine bulbosa

Keith Bradley    kab_c_bulbosa_4949

April    Richland County    SC

Congaree National Park

Stem leaves reduced, narrowly oblong or ovate, the upper ones sessile, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.

picture of Cardamine bulbosa, image of Cardamine bulbosa

Keith Bradley    kab_c_bulbosa_4963

April    Richland County    SC

Congaree National Park

picture of Cardamine bulbosa, image of Cardamine bulbosa

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_cardamine_bulbosa_2

April        

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Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_cardamine_bulbosa_6

April