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Last updated 4/25/2020 by David Giblin.
Cardamine pratensis L.[FNA7, HC2]
cuckooflower

Publication: Sp. Pl. 2: 656. 1753.

Origin: Introduced

selected vouchers: WTU

Notes: FNA7: "The taxonomy of Cardamine pratensis in North America requires further detailed study. Most, if not all, populations of this species were introduced from Europe. Some specimens resemble the European C. dentata Schultes (high polyploid, characterized by all leaves, including distalmost, pinnate with petiolate and sometimes deciduous leaflets) and these populations might be native."

References:

» IFBC2 = Douglas, G. W., G. B. Straley, D. V. Meidinger, and J. Pojar (eds). 1998. Illustrated Flora of British Columbia, Volume 2: Dicotyledons (Balsaminaceae Through Cucurbitaceae). B.C. Ministry of Environment, Lands & Parks and B.C. Ministry of Forests. Victoria. 401 p.
» Rollins 1993a = Rollins, R. C. 1993a. The Cruciferae of Continental North America. Stanford Univ. Press, Stanford, CA. 976 p.
Synonyms & Misapplied Names:
Cardamine pratensis L. var. pratensis[Rollins 1993a]