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Cardamine pratensis L.
CUCKOOFLOWER
Cardamine crassifolia Pourr; Cardamine dentata Schult; Cardamine dentata var palustris (Wimm & Grab) Khatri; Cardamine hayneana (Rchb) Fritsch; Cardamine matthioli auct, non Moretti; Cardamine nymanii Gand; Cardamine palustris (Wimmer & Grab) Peterm; Cardamine pratensis subsp paludosa (Knaf) Celak; Cardamine rivularis Schur; Cuckoo flower

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Cardamine pratensis
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FamilyScientific name @ source (records)
Albuginaceae  Albugo candida @ BPI (1)
Mycosphaerellaceae  Septoria cardamines @ BPI (1)
Peronosporaceae  Peronospora dentariae @ BPI (1)

Peronospora parasitica @ BPI (2)
Synchytriaceae  Synchytrium aureum @ BPI (1)
_  Torula adnata @ BPI (2)

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Cardamine pratensis L.
cuckoo flower

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General Information
Symbol: CAPR3
Group: Dicot
Family: Brassicaceae
Duration: Perennial
Growth Habit : Forb/herb
Native Status : AK   N
CAN   N
GL   N
L48   N
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Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913. An illustrated flora of the northern United States, Canada and the British Possessions. 3 vols. Charles Scribner's Sons, New York. Vol. 2: 184. Provided by Kentucky Native Plant Society . Scanned by Omnitek Inc . Usage Requirements .

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Kingdom Plantae – Plants
Subkingdom Tracheobionta – Vascular plants
Superdivision Spermatophyta – Seed plants
Division Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants
Class Magnoliopsida – Dicotyledons
Subclass Dilleniidae
Order Capparales
Family Brassicaceae ⁄ Cruciferae – Mustard family
Genus Cardamine L. – bittercress
Species Cardamine pratensis L. – cuckoo flower

Subordinate Taxa

The Plants Database includes the following 2 subspecies of Cardamine pratensis . Click below on a thumbnail map or name for subspecies profiles. Plant is native (blue) Native Plant is introduced Introduced Plant is introduced Native and Introduced Related taxa legend Distribution of <i>
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L. var. <i>
angustifolia</i>
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Cardamine pratensis var. angustifolia
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Cardamine pratensis var. pratensis
cuckoo flower

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35. Cardamine pratensis Linnaeus, Sp. Pl. 2: 656. 1753.

Dracamine pratensis (Linnaeus) Nieuwland

Perennials; usually glabrous, rarely sparsely pilose basally. Rhizomes cylindrical, (not fragile), relatively short, (not fleshy). Stems erect, unbranched, (0.8-)1.5-5.5(-8) dm. Rhizomal leaves simple or 5-9(-31)-foliolate, to 30 cm, (thin, veins raised), leaflets petiolulate or sessile; petiole (1-)2-7(-10) cm; lateral leaflets petiolulate or sessile, blade similar to terminal or smaller, orbicular, ovate, or obovate, margins crenate or repand; terminal leaflet (petiolule to 1.5 cm), blade orbicular or broadly obovate, 0.3-2 cm diam., base usually rounded, rarely subreniform or cuneate, margins repand, (apex rounded). Cauline leaves 2-12(-18), pinnatisect, petiolate, leaflets petiolulate or sessile, (2-17 cm including petiole, thin, veins raised); petiole base not auriculate; lobes or leaflets (4-7(-13) each side of rachis), petiolulate or sessile and decurrent, blade similar to terminal lobe or leaflet, margins usually entire, rarely dentate; terminal lobe or leaflet (petiolulate or sessile), blade linear, oblong, ovate, or lanceolate, 1-2.5(-3.5) cm × 5-8(-10) mm, (surfaces glabrous). Racemes ebracteate. Fruiting pedicels erect-ascending or subdivaricate, (5-)12-25(-30) mm. Flowers: sepals (erect or spreading), oblong or ovate, (2.5-)3-5(-6) × 1-2 mm, lateral pair saccate basally; petals usually purple or lilac, rarely white, obovate, (6-)8-15(-18) × 3-7.5(-10) mm, (clawed, apex rounded or emarginate); filaments: median pairs 5-10 mm, lateral pair 3-6 mm; anthers narrowly oblong, (0.8-)1.2-2 mm. Fruits linear, (1.6-)2.5-4.5(-5) cm × (1.2-)1.5-2.3 mm; ovules 20-30 per ovary; style (0.5-)1-2.2(-2.7) mm, (stout). Seeds light brown, oblong, 1.2-1.8(-2) × 1-1.4 mm. 2 n = 16.

Flowering May-Aug. Moist grounds, stream sides, limestone shores, sedge and grass meadows, marshy pond margins, mossy areas, wet hollows, boggy areas, turfy shores, damp creek banks, swamps, brooks and ditches, moist ravines, springy swales; 0-1000 m; B.C., N.B., Nfld. and Labr. (Nfld.), N.S., Ont., Que.; Conn., Ind., Maine, Mass., Mich., N.H., N.J., N.Y., Ohio, Pa., Vt.; Eurasia.

The taxonomy of Cardamine pratensis in North America requires further detailed study. Most, if not all, populations of this species were introduced from Europe. Some specimens resemble the European C. dentata Schultes (high polyploid, characterized by all leaves, including distalmost, pinnate with petiolate and sometimes deciduous leaflets) and these populations might be native.

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