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Key to Cardamine

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1. At least some cauline leaves simple or 0

2. Caudex distinct; rhizomes 0; cauline leaves 0 or 1(2) ..... C. bellidifolia

2' Caudex 0; rhizomes present; cauline leaves 2–23

3. Rhizome not fleshy, 1–3 mm wide; rhizome leaves generally 0 ..... C. cordifolia

3' Rhizome fleshy, (3)4–18 mm wide; rhizome leaves present

4. Petals white or pale rose, 8–13(15) mm; seeds 12–22; stem (2)2.7–6(7) dm; leaflets of rhizome leaves (0)3(5–7) ..... C. californica (2)

4' Petals pink to purple (white), 14–18 mm; seeds 10–14; stem 1–3 dm; rhizome leaves simple ..... C. pachystigma

1' Cauline leaves pinnately or palmately compound; leaflets 3–25, occasionally pinnately divided, appearing compound

5. Annual or biennial; rhizomes 0

6. Basal leaves not rosetted, early-deciduous ..... C. pensylvanica

6' Basal leaves rosetted, persistent

7. Stamens 4(6); pedicels erect to ascending; fruit generally appressed, glabrous; seeds margined ..... C. hirsuta

7' Stamens 6; pedicels ascending to spreading; fruit generally not appressed, sparsely hairy or glabrous; seeds not margined ..... C. oligosperma

5' Perennial herb; rhizomed

8. Rhizome not fleshy, cylindric

9. Rhizome leaves present; seeds 6–16(24) ..... C. angulata

9' Rhizome leaves 0; seeds 14–28 ..... C. breweri

8' Rhizome fleshy, segments fusiform, ovoid to oblong or spheric

10. Leaflets of cauline leaves 5–7; sepals 1.7–2 mm; petals 4–6 mm ..... C. occidentalis

10' Leaflets of cauline leaves 3(5); sepals 3.5–5.5 mm; petals 8–15 mm

11. Cauline leaves 2–5; stem (2)2.7–6(7) dm; seeds 12–22; petals white or pale rose ..... C. californica (2)

11' Cauline leaves 1–3; stem 0.5–2(3) dm; seeds 8–16; petals pale pink to purple (white) ..... C. nuttallii

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