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Cardamine angustata

Cardamine angustata O.E. Schulz

Cardamine angustata O.E. Schulz var. ouachitana E.B. Sm.

Cardamine heterophylla (Nutt.) Alph. Wood

Dentaria heterophylla Nutt.

Slender Toothwort

KingdomPlantaePlants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae (from Stearn’s Botanical Latin)
SubkingdomTracheobiontaVascular plants—plants with a “circulatory system” for delivering water and nutrients
DivisionMagnoliophytaFlowering plants, also known as angiosperms
ClassMagnoliopsidaDicotyledons—plants with two initial seed leaves
SubclassRosidaeRoses, legumes, proteas, dogwoods, hydrangeas, mistletoes, euphorbias, grapes, many more
OrderBrassicalesMustard, cabbage, caper, papaya, nasturtiums, many others; most produce mustard oil
FamilyBrassicaceaeMustards, cabbages
GenusCardamineBittercress (also called Dentaria)—from the Greek kardamon, an herb with pungent leaves
Speciesangustata

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Slender toothwort and other members of the bittercress family have recently been moved from the Dentaria genus to Cardamine.

Identification: Slender toothwort is a delicate forest floor plant, with several clusters of three leaves at its base, as well as smaller, narrower 3-part leaves on its stem. It is 8-16" (20-40 cm) tall, with a stem that is often purple. Leaves are usually quite deeply divided. Flowers are tubular at first, opening into four petals, pale pink or white, in clusters of several flowers.

Online References:

Cardamine angustata on North Carolina Wildflowers, Shrubs, & Trees, by Jeff Pippen

Cardamine angustata at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

Cardamine angustata at the Vanderbilt University Bioimages web site

Cardamine angustata on Wildflowers of the United States

Cardamine angustata on Delaware Wildflowers

Cardamine angustata on eFloras

Cardamine angustata description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 16 Aug 2013.

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Cardamine angustata (Slender Toothwort)

4/15/1979 · Memphis, TN · By Tim Chandler

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