|Scientific Name||Cardamine cordifolia||USDA PLANTS Symbol||CACO6|
|Common Name||Heartleaf Bittercress||ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.||22789|
Life zones and habitat: Foothills to alpine (6000 to 13500 ft.); wet areas and along ponds and streams.
Plant: Erect perennial with several leafy stems 8 to 28 inches tall, growing in large patches.
Leaves: Deep green stem leaves are heart-shaped with scalloped edges, 3/4 to 2-3/4 inches long.
Inflorescence: Clusters of fragrant white flowers each 3/4-inch long in a short raceme and with 4 bright white petals.
Bloom Period: June to August.
References: "Flora of Colorado" by Jennifer Ackerfield, "Guide to Colorado Wildflowers" by G.K. Guennel and SEINet.
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Banner photo: Ten Mile Range and Rhodiola integrifolia (King’s Crown) in Summit County