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Cardamine pratensis var. pratensis

Cardamine pratensis L. var. pratensis

Cuckoo Flower

Brassicaceae (Mustard Family)

Synonym(s): Cardamine palustris, Cardamine pratensis var. palustris


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


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate
Leaf Complexity: Pinnate
Leaf Shape: Linear , Oblong , Ovate , Reniform
Leaf Base: Cordate , Cuneate , Rounded
Fruit Type: Silique

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Pink


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

Growing Conditions

Soil Moisture: Moist

Additional resources

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


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

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