Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


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  Cardamine bulbosa (Schreb. ex Muhl.) Britton, Sterns & Poggenb. image
Photographer: Christopher Noll           

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Family Brassicaceae
Cardamine bulbosa (Schreb. ex Muhl.) Britton, Sterns & Poggenb.
Cardamine: originally from the Greek kardamon used by Dioscorides for some cress, maybe used in treating heart ailments
bulbosa: bulbous, swollen
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Status: Native
Plant: erect, annual to perennial, 10"-40" tall forb; short, tuber-like rhizomes
Flower: white, 4-parted, 1/2"- 1" wide, green sepals turning yellow with age; inflorescence a rounded cluster (raceme) of stalked flowers elongating at maturity; blooms April-June
Fruit:long, thin, erect pods
Leaf:basal leaves not toothed or lobed, stalked, roundish; the 5-10 stem leaves wavy to slightly toothed, thinly oblong and mostly stalkless
Habitat: wet to moist; woods, meadows, spring seeps near streams

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All Cardamine list Google- Images or Text

Flora of North America (off site)
Arabis bulbosa Schreb. ex Muhl.
Arabis rhomboidea Pers.
Cardamine rhomboidea (Pers.) DC.

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