Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center
Aquatic and Wetland Vascular Plants of the Northern Great Plains
Cardamine L. -- Bitter cress
Annual, biennial or perennial plants, glabrous throughout or puberulent toward
the base. Leaves petiolate to sessile, simple to pinnately compound,
the basal leaves often differing in shape from the upper cauline leaves. Flowers
small or medium in size, white; sepals green to yellowish, obtuse, caducous;
petals white, obovate to spatulate. Siliques 2-valved, linear,
mostly straight, slightly flattened, 10-30X longer than wide, the seeds in a
single row in each cell.
||Leaves simple, the blades entire to sinuate-dentate;
petals 6-12 mm long.
||Leaves pinnately compound; petals 1.5-3 mm long.
22. Brassicaceae, the Mustard Family
2. Cardamine L. -- Bitter cress
- 1. Cardamine bulbosa (Schreb.) B.S.P.
-- Spring cress
- 2. Cardamine pensylvanica Muhl. ex
Willd. -- Bitter Cress
Return to Family -- Brassiceae - The Mustard Family
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