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Cardamine parviflora L.
Common Name: DRYLAND BITTER CRESS
Coefficient of Conservatism: 10
Coefficient of Wetness: 0
Wetness Index: FAC
Physiognomy: Nt A-Forb

A variable circumpolar species, rarely found, except on rocky shores and ridges, limestone pavements, and “mountain” summits.

Except for one collection from a disturbed roadside on Drummond Island, which is 4.5 dm tall, our plants are not over 2.5 dm tall and often are as short as 1 dm; C. pensylvanica is often taller.

Locations

Alger County
Allegan County
Baraga County
Chippewa County
    Only on Drummond Island
Dickinson County
Gogebic County
Houghton County
Keweenaw County
    Including Isle Royale
Marquette County
Ontonagon County
Schoolcraft County

Citation:

MICHIGAN FLORA ONLINE. A. A. Reznicek, E. G. Voss, & B. S. Walters. February 2011. University of Michigan. Web. January 31, 2023. https://michiganflora.net/species.aspx?id=631.