Calflora
Taxon  Report   1479    
Cardamine californica  (Nutt.) Greene
Bitter cress,  California toothwort, milk maids
Cardamine californica, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is native to California, is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.
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Bloom Period
Family: BRASSICACEAE  
Genus: Cardamine

Habitat: streambanks, slopes

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

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
ICPN: Cardamine californica var. californica
ICPN: Cardamine californica var. cardiophylla
ICPN: Cardamine californica var. cuneata
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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]. 2020. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Oct 29, 2020).