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Cardamine californica

Cardamine californica (Nutt.) Greene

 

Milkmaids, Bitter Cress

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
Speciescalifornica“Of or from California”

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

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Cardamine californica (Milkmaids, Bitter Cress)

2/26/2010 · Torrey Pines State Park, La Jolla, CA
≈ 3 × 3½" (8.4 × 8.8 cm)

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