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SPECIES: Cardaria draba | Heart-Podded Hoary Cress
GENERAL DISTRIBUTION : Heart-podded hoary cress is a weed of Eurasian origin that is invading rangelands throughout North America [8,18,35]. It is widespread in the United States except along the southern boundary of the western and south-central states [30]. It has been collected in every province of Canada except Prince Edward Island, New Brunswick, and Newfoundland [22]. ECOSYSTEMS : Heart-podded hoary cress is found in nearly all FRES ecosytems. STATES : AL AK AZ AR CA CO CT DE FL GA ID IL IN IA KS KY LA ME MD MA MI MN MS MO MT NE NV NH NJ NM NY NC ND OH OK OR PA RI SC SD TN TX UT VT VA WA WV WI WY AB BC MB NT NS ON PQ SK YT ADMINISTRATIVE UNITS : CARE COLM DEWA JODA MEVE NOCA OLYM SAMO TICA YELL BLM PHYSIOGRAPHIC REGIONS : 1 Northern Pacific Border 2 Cascade Mountains 3 Southern Pacific Border 4 Sierra Mountains 5 Columbia Plateau 6 Upper Basin and Range 8 Northern Rocky Mountains 9 Middle Rocky Mountains 10 Wyoming Basin 11 Southern Rocky Mountains 12 Colorado Plateau 13 Rocky Mountain Piedmont 14 Great Plains 15 Black Hills Uplift 16 Upper Missouri Basin and Broken Lands KUCHLER PLANT ASSOCIATIONS : NO-ENTRY SAF COVER TYPES : Heart-podded hoary cress is found in nearly all SAF cover types. SRM (RANGELAND) COVER TYPES : NO-ENTRY HABITAT TYPES AND PLANT COMMUNITIES : Heart-podded hoary cress is found in saltcedar (Tamarix ramosissima) communities in Utah; in a study relating plant cover to saltcedar age, heart-podded hoary cress occurred only in stands 6.0 to 9.6 years old, with average cover of 25 percent [4]. It occurs in antelope bitterbrush/rough fescue (Purshia tridentata/Festuca scabrella) and antelope bitterbrush/bluebunch wheatgrass (Pseudoroegneria spicata) habitat types in southwestern Montana [10]. In Oregon, heart-podded hoary cress occurs in basin big sagebrush (Artemesia tridentata ssp. tridentata) and Wyoming big sagebrush (A. tridentata ssp. wyomingensis) communities [18,27].

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