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Cardamine bulbosa

BULBOUS BITTERCRESS

SPRING CRESS

Synonym: Cardamine rhomboidea

Florida native

 

Occasionally found in floodplain forests and along streams and spring runs from the central panhandle to the central peninsula. From Florida the range extends north into New Hampshire and Quebec, west to Manitoba and through the central states from North Dakota to Texas and all areas in between, covering much of the central and eastern portions of North America.
This perennial grows to 60 cm tall with alternate leaves. The basal leaves are petioled and rounded. The stem leaves are sessile, reduced above and often with wavy or shallowly toothed edges. The flowers have four white petals and are in terminal clusters.

 
Cardamine bulbosa is a member of the Brassicaceae - Mustard family.
 

Native Florida Plants

  Robert G. Haehle; Joan Brookwell
 Low Maintenance Landscaping and Gardening

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Native Florida Plants
Native landscapes are easier to maintain, use less water and thrive without chemical pesticides and fertilizers. Native Florida Plants describes every type of regional flora—-from seaside foliage and wildflowers to grassy meadows, shrubs, vines, and aquatic gardens—-in 301 profiles and accompanying color photographs.


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