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Cardamine hirsuta   (Hairy Bittercress)


Cardamine hirsuta  (BRASSICACEAE.) 
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Profile Date Oct-2010 (last update: 2-Jan-2020)
Citation for this page Mifsud, S. (2-Jan-2020) Cardamine hirsuta retrieved from MaltaWildPlants.com on 28-Sep-2021

Nomenclature and Basic Information

Species name :

Cardamine hirsutaL.
Published in Sp. Pl. 655 (1753)

Synonyms :
(basionym or principal syn.)

Cardamine umbrosa
Full list of synonyms : [Euro+Med] [PlantList] [IPNI] [POWO] [Catalogue of Life] [Worldplants.de]

Plant Family :

Brassicaceae Juss. (=Cruciferae) (The Mustard or Cress Family)
47 species from the Brassicaceae family are recorded from the Maltese Islands.

English name(s) :

Hairy Bittercress, Land Cress, Lamb's Cress

Maltese name(s) :

Maltese name not known

Status for Malta :

Indigenous. Present on the Maltese islands before man

Frequency :

Very Common     Common    Frequent     Scarce     Rare    Very rare    Extinct

Growth form :

Raunkiaer lifeform [info]: THEROPHYTE ( annual plants, herbaceous )
Germination [info]: Dicotyledon

Legal Protection :

Not legally protected till the last update of this website (25/Sep/2021)

Red List (1989) :

Not listed in the Red Data Book of the Maltese Islands

Flowering Time :

January – April

Colour of Flowers:

White

Name Derivation :

Cardamine:
hirsuta:


Description, Habitat and Distribution
Habitat in Europe: Damp, usually shady places
Preferred habitat in Malta: Data will be available in the next update of this website.
Botanical Description: Annual 3-30 cm; stem usually glabrous. Lowest leaves in a distinct rosette, pinnate, with 1-6(7) pairs of obovate to orbicular lateral leaflets and a larger, reniform terminal leaflet; cauline leaves 0-4(5), smaller than the basal leaves, with 2-5 pairs of smaller leaflets; leaflets angular, hairy on the upper surface. Pedicels 1-2 mm at anthesis. Petals 2.5-4(-5) mm or absent, about twice as long as the sepals; stamens 4 or 5(6). Siliqua 10-25 x 0.8-1.4 mm, erect, overtopping the flowers; style 0.2-1 mm, conical. Seeds 0.7-1.2 x 0.7-0.8 mm.
Chromosome number: 2n=16
Distributional range: Throughout Europe except the arctic and N. Russia

Distributional map in Europe
and the Mediterranean region (2018):
Occurrences in Europe.
(from Flora Europaea pre year 1993):
All Europe except Russia and former USSR, Svalbard archipelago
Occurrences in Europe and the Mediterranean region.
(from Euro+Med Checklist, 2019)
  Country codes  
AE(G) Al Ar Au(A) Az Be(B L) BH Bl(I M N) Br Bu dCa(C G H P T) Co Cr Cs Ct Cy Da Es Fa Fe Ga(F) Ge Gr Hb(E) He Ho Hs(A S) Hu IJ Is It La Li Lt Lu Ma Md(D M P) Mk No Po Rf(C E) Rm Sa Si(M S) Sl Su Tu(A E) Uk(K U) [Az(C F G J L M P S T)]

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Species Images (11 images)
   Cardamine hirsuta   -   Image Code: CDMHI-0.
   Cardamine hirsuta   -   Image Code: CDMHI-1.
   Cardamine hirsuta   -   Image Code: CDMHI-2.
   Cardamine hirsuta   -   Image Code: CDMHI-3.
   Cardamine hirsuta   -   Image Code: CDMHI-4.
   Cardamine hirsuta   -   Image Code: CDMHI-5.
   Cardamine hirsuta   -   Image Code: CDMHI-6.
   Cardamine hirsuta   -   Image Code: CDMHI-7.
   Cardamine hirsuta   -   Image Code: CDMHI-8.
   Cardamine hirsuta   -   Image Code: CDMHI-9.
   Cardamine hirsuta   -   Image Code: CDMHI-10.

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