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Cardamine longii Fernald. Long's Bittercress. Phen: Jun-Sep. Hab: Tidal freshwater marshes and cypress-gum swamps. Dist: Coastal in distribution, irregularly from ME south to NC and SC (or FL?).

ID notes: Difficult to distinguish from depauperate or submerged forms of C. pensylvanica with few leaflets; the short style (capsule beak) and short and thick pedicels appear to be the most reliable characteristics.

Origin/Endemic status: Native

Synonymy: = C, F, FNA7, K1, K3, K4, NE, Tat, Al-Shehbaz (1988a), Rollins (1993); = n/a – RAB

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Wetland Indicator Status:

  • Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain: OBL
  • Northcentral & Northeast: OBL

Heliophily: 5

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