Cardamine bulbosa

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Cardamine bulbosa
Cardamine bulbosa Bluegrass.jpg

Secure (NatureServe)
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Rosids
Order: Brassicales
Family: Brassicaceae
Genus: Cardamine
C. bulbosa
Binomial name
Cardamine bulbosa
Natural range in North America
  • Arabis bulbosa Schreb. ex Muhl.
  • Arabis rhomboidea Pers.
  • Cardamine rhomboídea (Pers.) DC.
  • Dentaria rhomboidea (Pers.) Greene
  • Dracamine bulbosa (BSP) Nieuwl.[1]

Cardamine bulbosa, commonly called bulbous bittercress,[2] is a perennial plant in the mustard family. It is native to a widespread area of eastern North America, in both Canada and the United States.[3] Its natural habitat is moist soils of bottomland forests and swamps, often in calcareous areas.[2]

In late spring and early summer, white flowers are produced well above the foliage.[4] Its leaves are edible, and have a peppery taste.[5]


  1. ^ Cardamine bulbosa (Schreb. ex Muhl.) Britton, Sterns & Poggenb. The Plant List
  2. ^ a b "Flora of the Southern and Mid-Atlantic States".
  3. ^ "Cardamine bulbosa". County-level distribution map from the North American Plant Atlas (NAPA). Biota of North America Program (BONAP). 2014. Retrieved 26 January 2017.
  4. ^ Flora of North America
  5. ^ GoBotany - New England Wildflower Society