Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2922

Forb
Perennial

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

Rare

Look for it in rich, mesic forests, per Weakley's Flora

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...Moist

LEAVES:
Evergreen (often)
Simple: Palmately or ternately dissected, appearing compound
Basal & subopposite (1 pair of stem leaves)

FLOWER:
Spring
White/ 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 dissecta   FAMILY Brassicaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Cardamine dissecta   FAMILY Brassicaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 088-23-002b:
Cardamine angustata var. multifida   FAMILY Brassicaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Britton & Brown Illus Flora of Northeast US & adjacent Canada (Gleason, 1952)
Dentaria multifida

SYNONYMOUS WITH Cardamine multifida

 

COMMON NAME:
Dissected Toothwort, Fineleaf Toothwort


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image of Cardamine dissecta

Ed Pivorun    ebp090404_4984

April    Walker County    GA

Pigeon Mountain

image of Cardamine dissecta

Ed Pivorun    ebp090404_4985

April    Walker County    GA

Pigeon Mountain

image of Cardamine dissecta

Ed Pivorun    ebp090404_4988

April    Walker County    GA

Pigeon Mountain

Four sepals, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Cardamine dissecta

JK Marlow    jkm090404_152

April    Walker County    GA

Pigeon Mountain

Leaves divided into narrow, linear, entire segments, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.


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image of Cardamine dissecta

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_dentaria_multifida

April        

image of Cardamine dissecta

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_dentaria_multifida_4

April        

Four petals 0.5"-0.7" long, borne in terminal clusters, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.