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 tetradynamous (2 short, 4 long)

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