Cardamine californica

Cardamine californica (Nutt.) Greene

Milk Maids, Toothwort

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Protologue: Fl. Francisc.: 266 (1891)
Pronunciation: Cardamine californica
Etymology: Gr. kardamis for a kind of cress + California

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SD County Synoptic Voucher 1
SD County Synoptic Voucher 2

Left: S.D. County Plant Atlas ( Right: CCH2. Click to see current herbarium records.  

Herb, with ternate leaves. Inflorescence, a raceme. fruit a long silique.
Flowers have a cruciate corolla and tetradynamous (4 long, 2 short) stamens, typical of the Brassicaceae.

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