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Cardamine angulata

Cardamine angulata Hook.

Seaside Bitter Cress, Seaside Bittercress

Brassicaceae (Mustard family)


USDA Symbol: CAAN5

USDA Native Status: L48 (N), AK (N), CAN (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Fruit Type: Silique
Size Notes: Up to about 3 feet tall.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Pink
Bloom Time: Apr , May , Jun
Bloom Notes: Rarely pinkish.


USA: AK , CA , OR , WA
Canada: BC
Native Habitat: Moist ground, stream banks, swampy or damp woods, thickets, wet meadows.

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.

Web Reference

Webref 30 - Calflora (2018) Calflora
Webref 3 - Flora of North America (2014) 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 angulata in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Cardamine angulata in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Cardamine angulata


Record Modified: 2020-10-27
Research By: CBR

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