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Cardamine nuttallii Greene var. nuttallii
palmate toothwort

General Information
Symbol: CANUN2
Group: Dicot
Family: Brassicaceae
Duration: Perennial
Growth Habit: Forb/herb
Native Status: CAN   N
L48   N
Data Source and Documentation
Nativity Map
blue native legend Native gray introduced legend Introduced blank legend Absent/Unreported

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Symbol Scientific Name
CANUP2 Cardamine nuttallii Greene var. pulcherrima (Greene) Roy L. Taylor & MacBryde
CAPU4 Cardamine pulcherrima Greene
CAPUT Cardamine pulcherrima Greene var. tenella (Pursh) C.L. Hitchc.
DETE4 Dentaria tenella Pursh
DETEP2 Dentaria tenella Pursh var. pulcherrima (Greene) Detling


Click on a scientific name below to expand it in the PLANTS Classification Report.
Rank Scientific Name and Common Name
Kingdom Plantae – Plants
Subkingdom Tracheobionta – Vascular plants
Superdivision Spermatophyta – Seed plants
Division Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants
Class Magnoliopsida – Dicotyledons
Subclass Dilleniidae
Order Capparales
Family Brassicaceae – Mustard family
Genus Cardamine L. – bittercress
Species Cardamine nuttallii Greene – Nuttall's toothwort
Variety Cardamine nuttallii Greene var. nuttallii – palmate toothwort

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