Cardamine impatiens

ClassificationDicots
FamilyBrassicaceae
Family (Traditional)Brassicaceae
GenusCardamine
Species:Cardamine impatiens L.
Common NameNarrowleaf Bittercress
Growth Habitforb
Plant Notes**
CharacteristicsArmaments: No; Milky Sap: No; Photosynthetic: Yes; Stipules: No; Woody Herbaceous: Herbaceous; Natural Area Presence: NRG; Duration: Annual; Duration: Biennial; General Ecology: Terrestrial; Growth Habit: forb; Region of Origin: Europe; Reproductive Phenology: June; Reproductive Phenology: July; Leaf Arrangement: alternate; Leaf Arrangement: basal; Leaf Complexity: compound; Leaf Dissection: 1; Leaf Dissection: 1.5; Leaf Fragrance: No; Leaf Persistance: Deciduous; Leaf Petiole Type: petiolate; Leaf Type: broadleaf; Leaf Venation: pinnate; Leaflet Margins: entire; Leaflet Margins: lobed; Leaflet Number: 15; Leaflet Number: 17; Leaflet Number: 19; Anther Type: Basifixed; Base Flower Color: White; Carpel Number/Pistil: 2; Fruit Complexity: Simple; Fruit Dehiscence: Yes; Fruit Type: Capsule; Fruit Type: Silique; Fruit Wet/Dry: Dry; Hypanthium Present: No; Inflorescence Types: raceme; Ovary Position: Superior; Overall Flower Symmetry: Actinomorphic; Ovules per Carpel: 10; Ovules per Carpel: 11; Ovules per Carpel: 12; Ovules per Carpel: 13+; Perianth Present: Yes; Petal Fusion: No; Pistil Complexity: Compound; Pistil Number: 1; Placentation Type: Parietal; Sepal Fusion: No; Sepal Number: 4; Sexuality: monoclinous; Sporangium Arrangement: N/A; Stamen Number: 6
C value N/A
StatusNot Native; AGCP (FAC), EMP (FAC) (NWPL); KY[SNA] (State Rank); GNR (Global Rank)
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** Not applicable or data not available.

Species Distribution Map

This species has been reported in the counties highlighted in the interactive distribution map below. Click on a county to display the its name. Click the question mark icon () to view additional information about the ecoregions shown. In the map legend, there are links to toggle the visibility of the ecoregions and/or their labels. In addition, clicking on an ecoregion name will highlight that region on the map.

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Ecoregions
  • Southeastern Plains
    • Blackland Prarie
  • Blue Ridge Mountains
  • Ridge and Valley
  • Cumberland Plateau
  • Cumberland Mountains
  • Allegheny Plateau
  • Interior Plateau
    • Bluegrass Region
    • Nashville Basin
    • Pennyroyal Karst Plain
    • Western Highland Rim
    • Eastern Highland Rim

Synonyms

No synonyms exist for this species.

Specimens and Distribution

This species has been reported in the following counties by the herbaria listed. An overview of the individual specimens are provided in the table that follows. Click on the accession number to view details; click on column headers to sort.

Counties included on distribution map: Campbell (KY), Jefferson (KY), Lewis (KY)

Herbaria represented by specimen data listed below: APSC, BEREA, KNK

Range of years during which specimens were collected: 1983 - 1983

Accession No. (click for full details) County State Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
BEREA010618 Lewis Kentucky
BEREA
Cardamine impatiens
BEREA010620 Lewis Kentucky
BEREA
Cardamine impatiens
BEREA010622 Lewis Kentucky
BEREA
Cardamine impatiens
BEREA010619 Lewis Kentucky
BEREA
Cardamine impatiens
BEREA010621 Lewis Kentucky
BEREA
Cardamine impatiens
31973000007180 Campbell Kentucky 11 Jun 1983 Buddell, George
2081
KNK
Cardamine impatiens
APSC0058970 Jefferson Kentucky
APSC
Cardamine impatiens
APSC0089620 Jefferson Kentucky
APSC
Cardamine impatiens
APSC0077326 Jefferson Kentucky
APSC
Cardamine impatiens
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Cardamine impatiens - Milo Pyne
Cardamine impatiens - Milo Pyne
Cardamine impatiens - Milo Pyne
Cardamine impatiens - Milo Pyne