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Cardamine flagellifera O.E. Schulz var. flagellifera . Large-flowered Blue Ridge Bittercress. Phen: Mar-May; Jun-Jul. Hab: In seepages, on streambanks, and in moist cove or bottomland forests, mainly at moderate to low elevations. Dist: C. flagellifera is endemic to the Southern Appalachians of w. NC, SC, e. TN, GA, VA, and WV, and is quite distinct from C. clematitis, as pointed out by Dudley (1974).

Origin/Endemic status: Endemic

Taxonomy Comments: Rollins's division of this species into two varieties (following Small's recognition of two species) needs further evaluation.

Synonymy: = K1, Rollins (1993); = Cardamine flagellifera O.E.Schulz – S; < Cardamine clematitis Shuttlew. ex A.Gray – F, GW2, RAB; < Cardamine flagellifera O.E.Schulz – C, FNA7, K3, K4, Tn, Va, W, Al-Shehbaz (1988a)

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image of plant© Jim Fowler | Original Image ⭷
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