Taxon  Report   1490 
Cardamine nuttallii  Greene  var. gemmata  (Greene) Rollins
Nuttall's toothwort,  Yellow tubered toothwort
Cardamine nuttallii var. gemmata
© 2004 Norman Jensen
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Cardamine nuttallii var. gemmata
© 2008 Keir Morse
Cardamine nuttallii var. gemmata
© 2005 Norman Jensen
Cardamine nuttallii var. gemmata, a dicot, is a perennial herb (rhizomatous) that is native to California and is found only slightly beyond California borders, Oregon.
formerly Cardamine gemmata
CNPS Rare Plant Rank: 3.3 (review list).   8th Edition

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Cardamine nuttallii var. gemmata
© 2008 Keir Morse
Genus: Cardamine
Parent Record Cardamine nuttallii
North Coastal Coniferous Forest, Yellow Pine Forest, Mixed Evergreen Forest
Wetlands: Arid West: Equally likely to occur in wetlands and non wetlands
Mountains, Valleys and Coast: Occurs usually in wetlands, occasionally in non wetlands
AFFINITY to serpentine soil:   5.2 (broad endemic)   [Safford et al 2005]
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ICPN accepted name: Cardamine nuttallii
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PLANTS: Dentaria gemmata
PLANTS: Dentaria tenella var. quercetorum
CNPS + PLANTS: Cardamine gemmata
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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: Jun 23, 2018).

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