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American Bittercress (Cardamine rotundifolia)

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Cardamine Rotundifolia, or more commonly know as American Bittercress, is a forb/herb (a forb/herb is a non-woody plant that is not a grass) of the genus Cardamine. Its duration is perennial which means it will grow year after year. Cardamine Rotundifolia or American Bittercress's floral region is North America US Lower 48, specifically in the states of Delaware, Kentucky, Maryland, Missouri, North Carolina, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee and Virginia.

  • Category: Dicot
  • Genus: Cardamine
  • Family: Brassicaceae
  • Order: Capparales
  • Class: Magnoliopsida
  • Division: Magnoliophyta
  • Duration: Perennial
  • Growth Habit: Forb/herb
  • Native Status: L48 (N)
  • State T/E Status: NJ (E) NY (E) TN (SC)
  • State T/E Common Name: NJ (round-leaf bittercress) NY (mountain watercress) TN (round-leaf watercress)
  • National Wetland Indicator Status: OBL
  • Regional Wetland Indicator Status: 1(OBL) 2(OBL)




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