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Last updated 5/23/2016 by Ben Legler.
Cardamine occulta Hornem.[HC2]
wood bittercress

Origin: Introduced

selected vouchers: Ben Legler 14023, WTU

Notes: Recently established in landscaping in King County, WA. Also known from Vancouver, BC, and as a greenhouse weed in Corvallis, OR. Often confused with or synonymized under C. flexuousa, a polyploid native to western Asia derived from C. amara x C. hirsuta. By contrast, c. occulta is apparently a polyploid derived from C. amara x C. parviflora and a third unknown species. The name Cardamine debilis has been misapplied to C. occulta in North America.

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Synonyms & Misapplied Names:
Cardamine debilis D. Don, misapplied