Calflora
Taxon  Report   1492 
Cardamine occidentalis  (S. Watson) Howell
Big western bittercress,  Western toothwort
Cardamine occidentalis
© 2018 Susan McDougall
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Cardamine occidentalis, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is native to California.

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Cardamine occidentalis
© 2007 François Meignant
Family: BRASSICACEAE  
Genus: Cardamine
Community:
wetland-riparian
Wetlands: Occurs usually in wetlands, occasionally in non wetlands
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Accepted by JEF + PLANTS + JM93
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PLANTS: Cardamine pratensis var. occidentalis
More information about  Cardamine occidentalis
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on CalPhotos / Google Images

Cardamine:  originally from the Greek kardamis for a kind of cress [a plant of the cabbage family, typically having small white flowers and pungent leaves] (contributed by Cynthia Powell)

occidentalis:  from the west, western [Latin] (contributed by Cynthia Powell)

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USDA PLANTS Profile (CAOC)

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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: http://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Aug 15, 2018).

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