Definition of Purple cress

1. Noun. Small perennial herb of cooler regions of North America with racemose purple flowers.

Exact synonyms: Cardamine Douglasii
Generic synonyms: Bitter Cress, Bittercress

Lexicographical Neighbors of Purple Cress

purple-hooded orchis
purple-staining Cortinarius
purple-stemmed aster
purple amaranth
purple anise
purple apricot
purple avens
purple bacteria
purple beech
purple boneset
purple chinese houses
purple clematis
purple clover
purple coral
purple corals
purple cress (current term)
purple drank
purple dye murex
purple dye murices
purple emperor
purple emperors
purple finch
purple fringeless orchid
purple fringeless orchis
purple gallinule
purple gas
purple grackle
purple granadillo
purple ground cherry
purple hairstreak

Literary usage of Purple cress

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Report: New York by Otis Stuart (1904)
""1083. C. pratensis L. Cuckoo-Flower. Bogs. Rare S., frequent in C., and common N. Th. *1084. C. purpurea (Torr.) Britton. purple cress. ..."

2. The American Botanist edited by Willard Nelson Clute (1921)
"A species of similar appearance is C. Douglasii known as "purple cress" and "mountain water-cress." Cardamine rotundifolia is another "mountain water-cress" ..."

3. Michigan Flora: A List of the Fern and Seed Plants Growing Without Cultivation by William James Beal (1904)
"Bogs. Rare S., frequent in C., and common N. Tb. *1084. C. purpurea (Torr.) Britton. purple cress. С. rhomboidea purpurea DC. An early spring flower. ..."

4. Lake Maxinkuckee: A Physical and Biological Survey by Barton Warren Evermann, Howard Walton Clark (1920)
"purple cress CARDAMINE DOUGLASSII (Torr.) Britton Rather common, especially on the northeast side of the lake about the low margins of marshes and in wet ..."

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