Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Rosids: Malvids: Brassicales
Dig deeper at SERNEC, a consortium of southeastern herbaria.
This has one of the most restricted global range of any species found in NC, as it is known only in Stokes County and in adjacent Patrick County, VA. Read more at Vascular Plants of North Carolina.
The description and key in RAB are partly in error, being based on the inadequate and unrepresentative material available at the time. C. micranthera is most closely related to C. rotundifolia, but also shows some affinities to C. pensylvanica. Read more in Weakley's Flora (2022)
SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
SYNONYMOUS WITH The genera of Arabideae (Cruciferae; Brassicaceae) in the southeastern United States (Al-Shehbaz, 1988a)
SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 088-23-011:
Cardamine micranthera FAMILY Brassicaceae
Streambank Bittercress, Small-anthered Bittercress
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Flora of North America
The genera of Arabideae (Cruciferae; Brassicaceae) in the southeastern United States (Al-Shehbaz, 1988a)
Native to North Carolina
CLICK HERE to see a map, notes, and images from Weakley's Flora of the Southeastern US.
Click here to see a map showing all occurrences known to SERNEC, a consortium of southeastern herbaria. (Zoom in to see more detail.)
Basal leaves with 1-3 pr of lateral leaflets; stem leaves simple
Basal & alternate
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