Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


  Cardamine douglassii (Torr.) Britton image
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Family Brassicaceae
Cardamine douglassii (Torr.) Britton
limestone bitter-cress, purple spring-cress
Cardamine: originally from the Greek kardamon used by Dioscorides for some cress, maybe used in treating heart ailments
douglassii: David Bates Douglass (1790-1849)
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Status: Native
Plant: erect, annual/perennial, to 20" tall forb; superficial rhizomes with no narrow sections
Flower: pink to purple, 4-parted, 1/2"- 1" wide; inflorescence a loose cluster (raceme) of long-stalked, drooping flowers; blooms April-June
Fruit:long, thin, erect pods
Leaf:basal leaves often purplish beneath, usually the 3-5 stem leaves widely-toothed and stalkless, all undivided
Habitat: moist; woods; in rich soil
(Glossary)

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Synonyms 
Arabis douglassii Torr.
Cardamine bulbosa (Schreb. ex Muhl.) Britton, Sterns & Poggenb. var. purpurea (Torr.) Britton, Sterns & Poggenb.
Cardamine rhomboidea (Pers.) DC. var. purpurea Torr.

         
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