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

Rare or uncommon, depending on variety

Look for it in seepages, on streambanks, & in moist cove or bottomland forests, mainly at moderate to low elevations, per Weakley's Flora

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...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 flagellifera +   FAMILY Brassicaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Cardamine flagellifera +   FAMILY Brassicaceae

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

 

COMMON NAME:
Blue Ridge Bittercress


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JK Marlow    jkm0503c_12

March    Oconee County    SC

Oconee Station/Station Cove

Lower leaves purple beneath, per Weakley's Flora.

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JK Marlow    jkm160323_064

March    Polk County    NC

Pearson's Falls

Stem pubescent at base; petiole bases not auriculate; leaves 3-5-foliolate, per Weakley's Flora.

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JK Marlow    jkm160323_067

March    Polk County    NC

Pearson's Falls

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JK Marlow    jkm0404j_26

April    Polk County    NC

Pearson's Falls

Found mainly at moderate to low elevations, per Weakley's Flora.

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JK Marlow    jkm0504l_16

April    Henderson County    NC

Terminal leaflet on a longer petiolule than the lateral leaflets, per Weakley's Flora.

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Keith Bradley    kab_c_flagellifera_0982

April    Polk County    NC

Petal length 6-9mm (var. flagellifera) or 4-6mm (var. hugeri), per Weakley's Flora.

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Keith Bradley    kab_c_flagellifera_1308

April    Polk County    NC

Fruiting pedicels ascending to divaricate-ascending, 7-20mm; fruit 1.5-2.5cm, per Flora of North America.

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JK Marlow    jkm140614_888

June    Rabun County    GA

Chattahoochee National Forest