OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (4/24/22):
Cardamine douglassii   FAMILY Brassicaceae   Go to FSUS key


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Cardamine douglassii   FAMILY Brassicaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America

Cardamine douglassii

SYNONYMOUS WITH The genera of Arabideae (Cruciferae; Brassicaceae) in the southeastern United States (Al-Shehbaz, 1988a)

Cardamine douglassii

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 088-23-005:

Cardamine douglassii   FAMILY Brassicaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Limestone Bittercress, Douglass's Bittercress, Purple Cress, Pink Spring-cress


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image of Cardamine douglassii, Limestone Bittercress, Douglass's Bittercress, Purple Cress, Pink Spring-cress

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_cado_001_lvd

        

image of Cardamine douglassii, Limestone Bittercress, Douglass's Bittercress, Purple Cress, Pink Spring-cress

Tracy S. Feldman    tsf_c_douglassii_2023__2

March    Chatham County    NC

Differs from C. bulbosa by its lavender-pink flwr color (vs white), 3-4 stem leaves (vs often 5+)...

image of Cardamine douglassii, Limestone Bittercress, Douglass's Bittercress, Purple Cress, Pink Spring-cress

Tracy S. Feldman    tsf_c_douglassii_2023_1

March    Chatham County    NC

...and a stem that is generally hairy toward the base (vs essentially glabrous), per Vascular Plants of North Carolina.

image of Cardamine douglassii, Limestone Bittercress, Douglass's Bittercress, Purple Cress, Pink Spring-cress

Tracy S. Feldman    tsf_c_douglassii_2023_3

March    Chatham County    NC

image of Cardamine douglassii, Limestone Bittercress, Douglass's Bittercress, Purple Cress, Pink Spring-cress

Tracy S. Feldman    tsf_c_douglassii_2023_4

March    Chatham County    NC

Corolla pink to lavender, rarely white, per Weakley's Flora (2022).

image of Cardamine douglassii, Limestone Bittercress, Douglass's Bittercress, Purple Cress, Pink Spring-cress

Tracy S. Feldman    tsf_c_douglassii_2023_4b

March    Chatham County    NC

Basal leaves petiolate, round (or nearly so), to 1" long, purple beneath, per Wildflowers of the Atlantic Southeast (Cotterman, Waitt, & Weakley, 2019).

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (4/24/22):
Cardamine douglassii   FAMILY Brassicaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Cardamine douglassii   FAMILY Brassicaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Cardamine douglassii

SYNONYMOUS WITH The genera of Arabideae (Cruciferae; Brassicaceae) in the southeastern United States (Al-Shehbaz, 1988a)
Cardamine douglassii

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 088-23-005:
Cardamine douglassii   FAMILY Brassicaceae

 

Find by SCIENTIFIC NAME:

2887

Forb
Perennial

Habitat: Nutrient-rich, mesic forests, especially alluvial bottomlands, and in nutrient-rich seepages, per Weakley's Flora

Native to North Carolina

Rare

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LEAVES:
Simple
Basal & alternate (2-5 stem leaves)

FLOWER:
Spring
Pinkish-lavender
Radially symmetrical
4 sepals
4 petals
6 stamens
Bisexual

FRUIT:
Spring
Silique

 

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