Cardamine amara

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Large bitter-cress
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Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Rosids
Order: Brassicales
Family: Brassicaceae
Genus: Cardamine
C. amara
Binomial name
Cardamine amara
  • Cardamine borealis Laest. ex Nyman
  • Cardamine grandis Schur
  • Cardamine libertiana Lej.
  • Cardamine macrophylla Schur
  • Cardamine melananthera Steud.
  • Cardamine melanthera Stokes
  • Cardamine nasturtiana Thuill.
  • Cardamine nasturtium Wallr.
  • Cardamine triphylla Pall.
  • Cardamine umbrosa Lej.
  • Cardamine wiedmanniana Boiss.
  • Crucifera amara E.H.L.Krause
  • Ghinia amara Bubani

Cardamine amara, known as large bitter-cress, is a species of flowering plant in the family Brassicaceae. It is a perennial with upright, mostly unbranched, stems to 70 cm (28 in) tall, and leaves made up of between three and 13 leaflets. The flowers have petals that are 8–14 mm (0.3–0.6 in) long and are generally white, although sometimes pink or purple. It is found in damp places.[2]


  1. ^ a b "Cardamine amara", The Plant List, retrieved 2016-08-02
  2. ^ Stace, Clive (2010), New Flora of the British Isles (3rd ed.), Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, p. 400, ISBN 978-0-521-70772-5