Page author: David Giblin
Cardamine occidentalis
western bittercress

Distribution: Occurring west of the Cascades crest in Washington; Alaska to California.

Habitat: Muddy ground, lake margins, shallow streams, and wet meadows.

Flowers: April-July

Origin: Native

Growth Duration: Perennial

Conservation Status: Not of concern


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Accepted Name:
Cardamine occidentalis (S. Watson) Howell
Publication: Fl. N.W. Amer. 50. 1897.

Synonyms & Misapplications:
Cardamine neglecta Greene
Cardamine pratensis L. ssp. occidentalis S. Watson
Additional Resources:

PNW Herbaria: Specimen records of Cardamine occidentalis in the Consortium of Pacific Northwest Herbaria database.

WA Flora Checklist: Cardamine occidentalis checklist entry.

E-Flora BC: Cardamine occidentalis atlas page.

CalPhotos: Cardamine occidentalis photos.

USDA Plants: Cardamine occidentalis information.

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