Interim profile, incomplete information
Taxonomic name: Cardamine glacialis (G. Forst.) DC.
Organism type: herb
A native of Chile, bittercress (Cardamine glacialis) grows at high altitudes close to the timber line. It needs to have its roots near water and is commonly found in marshes, bogs, water courses, lake and river shores. Introduced bitter-cress is reported to be growing on Beauchêne Island, Falklands an Important Bird Area (IBA).
Native range: Chile
Known introduced range: Falkland Islands (Varnham, 2009)
Compiled by: IUCN SSC Invasive Species Specialist Group (ISSG) with support from the Overseas Territories Environmental Programme (OTEP) project XOT603, a joint project with the Cayman Islands Government - Department of Environment
Last Modified: Wednesday, 10 November 2010