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Cardamine macrocarpa var. texana

Cardamine macrocarpa Brandegee var. texana Rollins

Texas Bittercress

Brassicaceae (Mustard Family)

Synonym(s):

USDA Symbol: CAMAT

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)

 

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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Annual
Habit: Herb
Root Type: Fibrous
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate
Leaf Complexity: Pinnate
Leaf Shape: Lanceolate , Ovate
Leaf Pubescence: Glabrous
Leaf Margin: Crenate
Leaf Base: Cuneate , Oblique , Rounded
Breeding System: Flowers Bisexual
Inflorescence: Raceme
Fruit Type: Silique
Size Notes: 10-25(-30) cm in height. (Bibref 293).
Leaf: Pinnatifid. (Bibref 293).
Fruit: Straight silique 15-25 mm. (Bibref 293).
Size Class: 0-1 ft. , 1-3 ft.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Green
Bloom Time: Apr , May , Jun , Jul
Bloom Notes: Flowers white or greenish-white.

Distribution

USA: TX
Native Distribution: Big Bend region of Texas and adjacent Mexico.
Native Habitat: Rock crevices and ledges, gravel bars of mountain streams, moist rocky stream banks, shaded loamy forest floors. (Webref 3).

Bibliography

Bibref 293 - Manual of the Vascular Plants of Texas (1979) Correll, D. S. & M. C. Johnston

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Web Reference

Webref 3 - Flora of North America (2014) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.

Additional resources

USDA: Find Cardamine macrocarpa var. texana in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Cardamine macrocarpa var. texana in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Cardamine macrocarpa var. texana

Metadata

Record Modified: 2012-09-21
Research By: JAM

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