Limestone Bittercress Cardamine douglassii BrittonS3 (Watch list)    
Kingdom Plantae   >   Division Tracheophyta   >   Class Magnoliopsida   >   Order Brassicales   >   Family Brassicaceae   >   Genus Cardamine   

Status:

Limestone Bittercress is a rare mustard that is on the Maryland State Watchlist (S3). It is found in floodplains and rich woods.

Description:

Limestone Bittercress can be differentiated from other Cardamine by having simple leaves, an erect and unbranching stature, pubescent stems, pubescent sepals that range from green to purple, and pink or lavender flowers. Most closely resembles Bulbous Toothwort which has glabrous stems, glabrous sepals which are always green, and pink or lavender flowers.

There are 14 records in the project database.

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Limestone Bittercress in Cecil Co., Maryland (4/1/2021). (c) kwixted0, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Kerry Wixted. (MBP list)

Limestone Bittercress in Harford Co., Maryland (3/30/2020). (c) lerhoads, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by lerhoads via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Limestone Bittercress blooming at Great Falls Park, Fairfax Co., Virginia (3/26/2013). Photo by Fritz Flohr Reynolds. (MBP list)


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