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Cardamine californica (Milkmaids)
Cox, Fran

Cardamine californica

Cardamine californica (Nutt.) Greene


Brassicaceae (Mustard Family)


USDA Symbol: CACA39

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Fruit Type: Silique
Size Notes: Up to about 28 inches tall.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr



Growing Conditions

Light Requirement: Part Shade
Drought Tolerance: High

Web Reference

Webref 38 - Flora of North America (2019) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2023-03-13
Research By: TWC Staff

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