BCP/Cardamine hirsuta

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Cardamine hirsuta

Plant in flower

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Profile for Cardamine hirsuta (Hairy Wintercress)
Identifying Characteristics
Habit: Low, mat-forming herbaceous plant
Flowers: 4 petals, flowers in clusters on top of stems, often blooming and setting fruit at the same time
Foliage: bippately compound, purplish during cold weather
Scent: bitter scent from crushed leaves
Growing Conditions: any disturbed soil
Life Cycle: annual or biennial
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Global data:
Temperate zone season(s): Mid Winter, Early Spring, Mid Spring

Regional data and additional images for Cardamine hirsuta

Regional data:
Southeastern Pennsylvania: (invasive or naturalized) January, March, April, December

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Please contribute!
This page is a profile for the plant species Cardamine hirsuta, used to collect records of where and when this plant was observed blooming, and for providing identification information for use in dichotomous keys. If you would like to help collect data for this or other plants, see Bloom clock project/How to Contribute for orientation.