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Bransford, W.D. and Dolphia
Cardamine cordifolia Gray
USDA Symbol: CACO6
USDA Native Status: Native to U.S.
Several or many leafy stems with white flowers grow from an extensive system of underground runners.
Some plants in this family were reputed to have medicinal qualities that were used in the treatment of heart ailments. Among the several species in the West, most have pinnately parted or lobed leaves.
Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial Habit: Herb Leaf:
Bloom InformationBloom Color: White
Bloom Time: Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep
AZ , CA , CO , ID , NM , NV , OR , UT , WA , WY Native Distribution:
British Columbia; south to northern California; east to New Mexico, Wyoming and Idaho. Native Habitat:
Along mountain stream banks, in streams and alpine meadows. USDA Native Status: L48(N), CAN(N)
Growing ConditionsWater Use: High
Light Requirement: Shade
CaCO3 Tolerance: Low
BenefitConspicuous Flowers: yes
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Record Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff