Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium

  Cardamine pratensis L. var. palustris Wimm. & Grab. image
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Emmet J. Judziewicz

Kenneth J. Sytsma
Family Brassicaceae
Cardamine pratensis L. var. palustris Wimm. & Grab.
Cardamine: originally from the Greek kardamon used by Dioscorides for some cress, maybe used in treating heart ailments
pratensis: of meadows
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Status: Native
Plant: erect, perennial, 8"-20" tall forb
Flower: white, 4-parted, 1/2"-1" wide; inflorescence a dense cluster (raceme) of stalked flowers; blooms April-July
Fruit:long, thin, mostly erect pods
Leaf:3-8 basal leaves, long-stalked, rounded to kidney-shaped, pinnately-divided with the end leaflet largest; lower stem leaves similar to the basal leaves, then the leaflets all become linear
Habitat: wet; cold; bogs, limy swamps

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