Woodland Bittercress

Woodland Bittercress Plant Information


Woodland Bittercress grows in the following 23 states:

Connecticut, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Nebraska, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, West Virginia, Alabama, Arkansas, California, Florida, Hawaii, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, New York, Ohio, Virginia, Washington

Cardamine flexuosa, commonly known as Wavy Bittercress, is an herbaceous annual, biennial, or short-lived perennial plant in the cabbage family (Cruciferae).

This is a small flowering plant growing to a height of no more than 30cm, usually perennial, with few short, erect stems. The leaves pinnate, mostly at the base, each with about 5 pairs of rounded leaflets. Flowers very small, white, 3 - 4mm across with 6 stamens. Fruits generally not overtopping the flowers - a feature distinguishing it from Cardamine hirsuta.
Common throughout the British Isles:401 and Europe.
In Ireland common in woods shady and damp places.
In Northeast Indian State, Manipur, it is eaten and often used as garnishing Eromba and known as Chaantruk.

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