Cardamine cordifolia A. Gray
Brassicaceae (Mustard Family)
USDA Symbol: CACO6
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.
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Bloom InformationBloom Color: White
Bloom Time: Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep
DistributionUSA: 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.
Growing ConditionsWater Use: High
Light Requirement: Shade
CaCO3 Tolerance: Low
BenefitConspicuous Flowers: yes
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Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Cardamine cordifolia in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Cardamine cordifolia in the Flora of North America (if available)
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MetadataRecord Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff