Pennsylvania Bittercress Cardamine pensylvanica Muhlenberg ex Willdenow    
Kingdom Plantae   >   Division Tracheophyta   >   Class Magnoliopsida   >   Order Brassicales   >   Family Brassicaceae   >   Genus Cardamine   

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Pennsylvania Bittercress is found in shaded bottomlands and seeps throughout Maryland, except the lower Eastern Shore.

Description:

Pennsylvania Bittercress can be identified by having an erect stem, compound stem leaves that are longer than 4 cm long, leaflets that are decurrent on the rachis, and with terminal leaflets broader than the lateral leaflets.

Pennsylvania Bittercress is most similar to Narrowleaf Bittercress. Narrowleaf Bittercress has stem leaves with leaflets that are not decurrent on the rachis, sagitate-auriculate leaf bases, and leaflets with acuminate tips.

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Pennsylvania Bittercress blooming in Allegany Co., Maryland (4/24/2010). Photo by Jim Brighton. (MBP list)

Pennsylvania Bittercress blooming in Prince Georges Co., Maryland (4/27/2014). Photo by Jim Stasz. (MBP list)

Pennsylvania Bittercress blooming in Prince Georges Co., Maryland (4/27/2014). Photo by Jim Stasz. (MBP list)

Pennsylvania Bittercress bloming in Washington Co., Maryland (5/1/2015). Photo by Jim Stasz. (MBP list)

Pennsylvania Bittercress in Frederick Co., Maryland (5/3/2019). Photo by Robert Warren. (MBP list)

Pennsylvania Bittercress blooming in Howard Co., Maryland (5/4/2014). Photo by Jim Stasz. (MBP list)

Pennsylvania Bittercress in Frederick Co., Maryland (2/22/2018). Photo by Robert Warren. (MBP list)

Pennsylvania Bittercress in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (4/19/2011). Photo by Bill Harms. (MBP list)

Pennsylvania Bittercress in Harford Co., Maryland (5/1/2018). Photo by Kirsten Johnson. (MBP list)

Pennsylvania Bittercress in Howard Co., Maryland (5/15/2017). Photo by Bill Harms. (MBP list)

Pennsylvania Bittercress in Baltimore Co., Maryland (5/6/2019). (c) Charlie Davis, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Charlie Davis. (MBP list)

Pennsylvania Bittercress in Baltimore Co., Maryland (5/6/2019). (c) Charlie Davis, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Charlie Davis. (MBP list)


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