Calflora
Taxon  Report   1476    
Cardamine breweri  S. Watson
Brewer's bitter cress,  Brewer's bittercress
Cardamine breweri
© 2005 Steve Matson
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Cardamine breweri
© 2009 Barry Breckling
Cardamine breweri, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is native to California, is also found elsewhere in North America and beyond.

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Cardamine breweri
© 2005 Steve Matson
Communities: Yellow Pine Forest, Red Fir Forest, Lodgepole Forest, Subalpine Forest, Redwood Forest, wetland-riparian

Wetlands: Occurs usually in wetlands, occasionally in non wetlands

Habitat: streambanks

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
ICPN: Cardamine breweri var. orbicularis
ICPN: Cardamine breweri var. breweri
More information about  Cardamine breweri
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on PlantID.net   /   Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

ITIS Original Publication citation

USDA PLANTS Profile (CABR6)

Search the International Plants Names Index

Search efloras.org (Flora of North America)

website references from Google


Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation,
with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria.
[web application]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available: http://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Oct 18, 2018).

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