Cardamine douglassii Britton
Common Name: PINK SPRING CRESS
Coefficient of Conservatism: 6
Coefficient of Wetness: -3
Wetness Index: FACW
Physiognomy: Nt P-Forb

Moist rich deciduous forests, floodplains; often in denser shade than C. bulbosa and in somewhat drier sites.

A showy species, distinctive in its pink to purple petals and blooming earlier than the similar Cardamine bulbosa with white flowers; often flowering by early to mid-april. 

Named for David Bates Douglass, who accompanied the exploring expedition under Lewis Cass in 1820 to the Upper Great Lakes, and who was one of the first people to collect plants Michigan. Douglass's collection of this plant, however, appears to have come from near Buffalo, New York.

Locations

Allegan County
Barry County
Bay County
Berrien County
Branch County
Calhoun County
Cass County
Clinton County
Eaton County
Genesee County
Gratiot County
Hillsdale County
Huron County
Ingham County
Ionia County
Isabella County
Jackson County
Kalamazoo County
Kent County
Lapeer County
Lenawee County
Livingston County
Macomb County
Mason County
Midland County
Monroe County
Montcalm County
Muskegon County
Newaygo County
Oakland County
Ottawa County
Saginaw County
Shiawassee County
St. Clair County
St. Joseph County
Tuscola County
Van Buren County
Washtenaw County
Wayne County

Citation:

MICHIGAN FLORA ONLINE. A. A. Reznicek, E. G. Voss, & B. S. Walters. February 2011. University of Michigan. Web. May 25, 2019. https://michiganflora.net/species.aspx?id=626.