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Cardamine pratensis (Cuckoo flower)
Bruso, George H.

Cardamine pratensis

Cardamine pratensis L.

Cuckoo Flower

Brassicaceae (Mustard Family)


USDA Symbol: CAPR3

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

Cuckoo Flower (Cardamine pratensis), with white or pinkish flowers, has pinnately divided leaves.


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Fruit Type: Silique
Size Notes: Up to about 32 inches tall.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Pink
Bloom Time: Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug


USA: AK , CT , IL , IN , MA , MD , ME , MI , MN , NH , NJ , NY , OH , PA , RI , VA , VT , WI , WV
Canada: NB , NS


Conspicuous Flowers: yes

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


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

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