Cardamine pulcherrima

Commonly known as beautiful ‘bittercress’ or ‘slender toothwort’, Cardamine pulcherrima grows in moist to wet forests of low elevations of the Pacific Northwest and parts of the canyon river gorge. Leaves are concentrated at the base of a stem reaching to approximately 30 cm tall. At the top of the floral stem is a cluster of pink to red flowers. Basal leaves are lobed to compound with the few stem leaves unlobed.

Hitchcock, C.L. and A. Cronquist (1994) Flora of the Pacific Northwest, University of Washington Press, Seattle and London.
Pojar, J. and A. McKinnon (1994) Plants of the Pacific Northwest Coast. Lone Pine Publishing, Washington, Canada.

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