Cardamine breweri

S. Watson

Proc. Amer. Acad. Arts 10: 339. 1875.

Synonyms: Cardamine breweri var. leibergii (Holzinger) C. L. Hitchcock Cardamine breweri var. orbicularis (Greene) Detling Cardamine breweri var. oregana (Piper) Detling Cardamine callosicrenata Holzinger Cardamine foliacea Greene Cardamine hederifolia Greene Cardamine leibergii Piper Cardamine modocensis Greene Cardamine orbicularis Cardamine oregana Cardamine vallicola Cardamine vallicola subsp. leibergii (Holzinger) O. E. Schulz
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 7. Treatment on page 469. Mentioned on page 467.

Perennials; usually glabrous, rarely sparsely pubescent basally. Rhizomes cylindrical, slender (rarely slightly thickened at stem base), 1–3(–4) mm diam. Stems erect or decumbent basally, unbranched or branched, (0.6–)1.5–6(–7) dm. Rhizomal leaves absent. Cauline leaves 3–8(–11), 3 or 5-foliolate (rarely only terminal leaflet present), petiolate, leaflets petiolulate or subsessile; petiole (0.7–)1–4(–6) cm, base not auriculate; lateral leaflets (when present) subsessile or petiolulate (to 0.4 cm), blade similar to terminal, often much smaller and narrower than terminal; terminal leaflet (petiolule 0.4–1.6 cm), blade usually ovate to orbicular, rarely subcordate, 1.5–4(–5) cm × 15–35(–50) mm, base truncate, rounded, or cordate, margins crenate, dentate, sinuate, or to 11-lobed. Racemes ebracteate. Fruiting pedicels ascending to divaricate-ascending, (7–)10–20 mm. Flowers: sepals oblong, 2–3(–3.8) × 1–1.5 mm, lateral pair not saccate basally; petals white, oblanceolate, 3.5–6(–7) × 1.5–2.5(–3) mm (not clawed, apex rounded or ± emarginate); filaments: median pairs 2.5–3.5 mm, lateral pair 2–2.5 mm; anthers oblong, 0.7–1 mm. Fruits linear, 1.5–3.5 cm × 1–1.5 mm; ovules 14–28 per ovary; style 0.2–1.5(–2.5) mm. Seeds brown, oblong, 1–1.6 × 0.9–1.1 mm.

Phenology: Flowering Jun–Jul.
Habitat: Stream banks, seepage, lakeshores, creeks, wet meadows, swamps, ponds
Elevation: 1200-3000 m


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B.C., Calif., Colo., Idaho, Mont., Nev., Oreg., Utah, Wash., Wyo.


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B.C. +, Calif. +, Colo. +, Idaho +, Mont. +, Nev. +, Oreg. +, Utah +, Wash. +  and Wyo. +
1200-3000 m +
Stream banks, seepage, lakeshores, creeks, wet meadows, swamps, ponds +
Flowering Jun–Jul. +
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Cardamine breweri var. leibergii +, Cardamine breweri var. orbicularis +, Cardamine breweri var. oregana +, Cardamine callosicrenata +, Cardamine foliacea +, Cardamine hederifolia +, Cardamine leibergii +, Cardamine modocensis +, Cardamine orbicularis +, Cardamine oregana +, Cardamine vallicola +  and Cardamine vallicola subsp. leibergii +
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