Dentaria laciniata
(Cut-Leaf Toothwort)

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               Seedpod                                           Leaf                                            Stem                                        Seed                                          Habit

Facts About this Plant:

    Common Names: Cut-Leaf Toothwort, Cut-Leaved Toothwort, pepper root or purple-flowered toothwort
    Synonyms: Cardamine concatenata, Cardamine laciniata, Dentaria concatenata
    Lifespan: Perennial
    Zones: 3 - 8
    Type: Forb
    Bloom Time: March - May
    Status: Native

Dentaria laciniata, or Cut-Leaf Toothwort, is native to the eastern half of the US. It grows in moist to dry open woods and woodland edges. It blooms in early to mid spring, with white to pinkish flowers.

There are several species of Dentaria (Cardamine) in the United States. Some are in the western US and some in the eastern. Most can be differentiated by their leaf shape and color of their flowers. This species has divided leaves, but there are some that still look like it. More information and comparison photos will be posted at a later time.

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