Taxon  Report   1479    
Cardamine californica  (Nutt.) Greene
Bitter cress,   California toothwort
Cardamine californica, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is native to California, and also found elsewhere in western North America.
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Bloom Period
Family: Brassicaceae  
Genus: Cardamine

Habitat: streambanks, slopes

Communities: Redwood Forest, Mixed Evergreen Forest, Northern Oak Woodland, Foothill Woodland, Coastal Prairie, many plant communities

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
ICPNCardamine californica var. californica
ICPNCardamine californica var. cardiophylla
ICPNCardamine californica var. cuneata
ICPNCardamine californica var. integrifolia
ICPNCardamine californica var. sinuata
More information about  Cardamine californica

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]. 2021. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: 04/12/2021).