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Cardamine nuttallii Greene[FNA7, HC2]
beautiful bittercres, Nuttall's toothwort, slender toothwort

Publication: Bull. Calif. Acad. Sci. 2: 389. 1887.

Origin: Native

selected vouchers: WTU

Notes: FNA7: "The infraspecific taxonomy of Cardamine nuttallii has been based almost entirely on the division and margin of rhizomal leaves. The treatments by O. E. Schulz (1903), L. E. Detling (1937), and R. C. Rollins (1993), though utilizing the same characters, varied considerably, especially in the application of names to varieties. The absence of rhizomal leaves on most specimens makes varietal determination an almost impossible task. Furthermore, leaf morphology is so highly variable that it is not useful for formally recognizing some of the other variants in the species. We therefore prefer to not subdivide the species."


» Detling, L. E. 1936. The genus Dentaria in the Pacific states. American Journal of Botany 23: 570-576.
» Detling, L. E. 1937. The Pacific coast species ofCardamine. American Journal of Botany 24: 70-76.
» Rollins 1993a = Rollins, R. C. 1993a. The Cruciferae of Continental North America. Stanford Univ. Press, Stanford, CA. 976 p.
Synonyms & Misapplied Names:
Cardamine nuttallii Greene var. covilleana (O.E. Schulz) Rollins
Cardamine nuttallii Greene var. dissecta (O.E. Schulz) Rollins
Cardamine nuttallii Greene var. gemmata (Greene) Rollins[KZ99]
Cardamine nuttallii Greene var. nuttallii[Rollins 1993a]
Cardamine pulcherrima Greene[HC]
Cardamine pulcherrima Greene var. pulcherrima[HC]
Cardamine pulcherrima Greene var. tenella (Pursh) C.L. Hitchc.[HC]
Cardamine quercetorum Howell
Dentaria tenella Pursh var. pulcherrima (Greene) Detling[Peck]