Calflora
Taxon  Report   1492    
Cardamine occidentalis  (S. Watson) Howell
Big western bittercress,   Western toothwort
Cardamine occidentalis, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is native to California.
Siskiyou Del Norte Modoc Humboldt Shasta Lassen Trinity Plumas Tehama Butte Mendocino Glenn Sierra Yuba Lake Nevada Colusa Placer Sutter El Dorado Yolo Alpine Napa Sonoma Sacramento Mono Amador Solano Calaveras Tuolumne San Joaquin Marin Contra Costa Alameda Santa Cruz Mariposa Madera San Francisco San Mateo Merced Fresno Stanislaus Santa Clara Inyo San Benito Tulare Kings Monterey San Bernardino San Luis Obispo Kern Santa Barbara Ventura Los Angeles Riverside Orange San Diego Imperial

Bloom Period
Family: Brassicaceae  
Genus: Cardamine

Wetlands: Occurs usually in wetlands, occasionally in non wetlands

Communities: wetland-riparian

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTSCardamine pratensis var. occidentalis
More information about  Cardamine occidentalis

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)


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: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: 08/03/2021).