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.

Bloom Period
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
Nursery availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Jepson eFlora


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:   (Accessed: Mar 30, 2020).