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Cardamine nuttallii  Greene  var. gemmata  (Greene) Rollins
Nuttall's toothwort,   Yellow tubered toothwort
Cardamine nuttallii var. gemmata is a perennial herb (rhizomatous) that is native to California, and found only slightly beyond California borders.
California Rare Plant Rank: 3.3 (review list).
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Parent: Cardamine nuttallii
Genus: Cardamine
Family: Brassicaceae  
Category: angiosperm  
PLANTS group:Dicot
Jepson eFlora section: eudicot

Arid West: Equally likely to occur in wetlands and non wetlands
Mountains, Valleys and Coast: Occurs usually in wetlands, occasionally in non wetlands

Ultramafic affinity: 2 - weak indicator

Communities: North Coastal Coniferous Forest, Yellow Pine Forest, Mixed Evergreen Forest

Name Status:
Accepted by CNPS + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
CNPS + PLANTSCardamine gemmata
CNPS + PLANTSDentaria gemmata
PLANTSDentaria tenella var. quercetorum
Information about  Cardamine nuttallii var. gemmata from other sources
Nursery availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.

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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. [web application]. 2023. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: 06/06/2023).