Taxon  Report   1479 
Cardamine californica  (Nutt.) Greene
Bitter cress,  California toothwort, milk maids
Cardamine californica
© 2004 Christopher L. Christie
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Cardamine californica
© 2004 Christopher L. Christie
Cardamine californica
© 2008 Keir Morse
Cardamine californica, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is native to California, is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Cardamine californica
© 2004 Christopher L. Christie
Genus: Cardamine
(many plant communities), Foothill Woodland, Redwood Forest, Mixed Evergreen Forest, Coastal Prairie, Northern Oak Woodland
Habitat: streambanks, slopes
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS + JM93
Alternate Names:
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ICPN: Dentaria pachystigma var. dissectifolia
ICPN: Dentaria californica
ICPN: Dentaria californica var. sinuata
ICPN: Dentaria californica var. integrifolia
ICPN: Dentaria californica var. cuneata
ICPN: Dentaria californica var. cardiophylla
ICPN: Cardamine pachystigma var. dissectifolia
ICPN: Cardamine californica var. sinuata
ICPN: Cardamine californica var. integrifolia
ICPN: Cardamine californica var. cuneata
ICPN: Cardamine californica var. cardiophylla
ICPN: Cardamine californica var. californica
More information about  Cardamine californica
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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:   (Accessed: Sep 24, 2018).

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