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Cardamine rotundifolia

Cardamine rotundifolia Michx.

American Bitter Cress, American Bittercress

Brassicaceae (Mustard family)


USDA Symbol: CARO3

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Fruit Type: Silique
Size Notes: Up to about 20 inches tall.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White
Bloom Time: Apr , May , Jun


USA: DE , KY , MD , MO , NC , NJ , NY , OH , PA , TN , VA , WV
Native Habitat: Stream banks, swamps, low woodland, wet rocky areas, seepage areas.

National Wetland Indicator Status

This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.1 (Lichvar, R.W. 2013. The National Wetland Plant List: 2013 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2013-49: 1-241). Click here for map of regions.

Web Reference

Webref 3 - Flora of North America (2014) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2020-10-27
Research By: CBR

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