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.

Bloom Period
Genus: Cardamine
Wetlands: Occurs usually in wetlands, occasionally in non wetlands

Communities: wetland-riparian

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Cardamine pratensis var. occidentalis
More information about  Cardamine occidentalis
Nursery availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Jepson eFlora


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]. 2020. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Jan 29, 2020).