Cardamine pensylvanica
(Pennsylvania Bittercress)

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               Seedpod                                           Leaf                                            Stem                                        Seed                                          Habit

Facts About this Plant:

    Common Names: Pennsylvania Bittercress, Pennsylvania Bitter Cress
    Lifespan: Annual
    Zones: N/A
    Type: Forb
    Bloom Time: March - June
    Status: Native

Cardamine pensylvanica, or Pennsylvania Bittercress, is reported from all of the continental states except Arizona. It is an annual that grows in moist areas, like wet meadows, seeps, along rivers or streams, in wet woods, seeps, creek margins and floodplains. It blooms from spring into early summer before dying back; it has small white flowers.

This plant looks similar to some other members of the genus. More information will be posted at a later time about differentiating other species.

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