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

        

image of Cardamine pensylvanica

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

        

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JK Marlow    jkm160326_091

March    Laurens County    SC

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.

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.

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Keith Bradley    kab_c_pensylvanica_72818

March    Miami-Dade County    FL

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

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JK Marlow    jkm160423_452b

April    Sevier County    TN

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

image of Cardamine pensylvanica

Roxanna Martin    rlm4311_171

April    Spartanburg County    SC

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

image of Cardamine pensylvanica

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.

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.

image of Cardamine pensylvanica

Roxanna Martin    rlm4311_195

April    Spartanburg County    SC

image of Cardamine pensylvanica

Roxanna Martin    rlm4311_196

April    Spartanburg County    SC

image of Cardamine pensylvanica

Roxanna Martin    rlm4311_204

April    Spartanburg County    SC

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