Cardamine lilacina Hook. APNI*
Synonyms: Cardamine sp. A1 sensu Harden (1990) APNI*
Description: Annual to perennial herb to 50 cm high with few branches, weak to erect, rarely hairy.
Leaves mostly basal, usually pinnate with 1–3 pairs of pinnae, pinnae often ovate or lanceolate, with long petiole; stem leaves few, reducing to lanceolate, entire.
Sepals 2–3 mm long, purple with white margins. Petals 7–11 mm long, pink to purple. Stamens 6. Siliqua 10–40 mm long, 1–2 mm wide; pedicel 5–20 mm long, erect to spreading.
Siliqua 10–50 mm long; pedicels 10–25 mm long.
Flowering: Flowers spring–autumn.
Distribution and occurrence: in damp forest on the tablelands south from the Barrington Tops.
In a range of habitats from forests to alpine areas.
NSW subdivisions: NT, CT, ST, CWS
Other Australian states: Vic. Tas.
Text by L. Retter & G. J. Harden
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 1 Suppl. (1999)
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