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Cardamine angustata (Slender toothwort)
Smith, R.W.

Cardamine angustata

Cardamine angustata O.E. Schulz

Slender Toothwort

Brassicaceae (Mustard Family)

Synonym(s): Cardamine angustata var. ouachitana, Cardamine heterophylla, Dentaria heterophylla

USDA Symbol: CAAN11

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate
Leaf Complexity: Simple
Leaf Shape: Lanceolate
Leaf Margin: Dentate
Inflorescence: Raceme
Fruit Type: Silique
Size Notes: Up to about 16 inches tall.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Pink , Purple
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May


USA: AL , AR , DC , DE , GA , IN , KY , MD , MS , NC , NJ , OH , OK , PA , SC , TN , VA , WV
Canada: NS

Growing Conditions

Light Requirement: Part Shade , Shade
Soil Moisture: Moist

National Wetland Indicator Status

This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.1 (Lichvar, R.W. 2013. The National Wetland Plant List: 2013 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2013-49: 1-241). Click here for map of regions.


Bibref 1620 - Gardening with Native Plants of the South (Reprint Edition) (2009) Wasowski, S. with A. Wasowski

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Web Reference

Webref 38 - Flora of North America (2019) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

Additional resources

USDA: Find Cardamine angustata in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Cardamine angustata in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Cardamine angustata


Record Modified: 2022-11-03
Research By: TWC Staff

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