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Cardamine maxima

Cardamine maxima (Nutt.) Alph. Wood

Large Toothwort

Brassicaceae (Mustard Family)

Synonym(s): Dentaria maxima

USDA Symbol: CAMA36

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


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Leaf Complexity: Pinnate
Size Class: 0-1 ft. , 1-3 ft.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Purple
Bloom Time: Apr , May


USA: CT , KY , MA , ME , MI , NH , NJ , NY , OH , PA , VT , WI , WV
Canada: NB , NS

Growing Conditions

Light Requirement: Part Shade , Shade
Soil Moisture: Moist

From the National Organizations Directory

According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:

Mt. Cuba Center - Hockessin, DE

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff

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