Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


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Forb
Winter annual

Non-native: Europe
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common

Look for it in disturbed areas, including fields and gardens, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun

LEAVES:
Simple: Pinnately lobed or dissected, appearing compound
Basal rosette & alternate

FLOWER:
Spring
White
Bisexual
Radially symmetrical
4 sepals
4 petals
4 stamens (rarely 5 or 6)

FRUIT:
Spring
Silique

 

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Rosids: Malvids: Brassicales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Cardamine hirsuta   FAMILY Brassicaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Cardamine hirsuta   FAMILY Brassicaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 088-23-008:
Cardamine hirsuta   FAMILY Brassicaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Hairy Bittercress


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USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_cahi3_001_lvd

        

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Gill Newberry    gn03_c_hirsuta_leaves

March        

Lateral leaflets w wavy or toothed margins, terminal leaflet larger, per Wildflowers of Tennessee.

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Gill Newberry    gn03_c_hirsuta_young_frui

March        

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Gill Newberry    gn03_cardimine_hirsuta

March        

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JK Marlow    jkm0303h_15a

March    Greenville County    SC

Many persistent basal leaves forming a rosette; stem bases & petioles hirsute, per Weakley's Flora.

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Keith Bradley    kab_c_hirsuta_2730

March    Newberry County    SC

Lynch's Woods Park

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Roxanna Martin    rlm31111_108

March    Spartanburg County    SC

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Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_cardamine_hirsuta

March        

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Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_cardamine_hirsuta_2

March        

Petals white, 2-3mm long, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

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JK Marlow    s070311_a

March    Greenville County    SC

Parking lot

Rosette leaves 3-8cm long, deeply pinnately lobed with 1-4 pairs of divisions, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

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JK Marlow    jkm0404k_04

April    Greenville County    SC

Walk quietly and you'll hear the sound of tiny seeds falling around your feet.

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JK Marlow    jkm0404zb_32

April    Greenville County    SC

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JK Marlow    jkm150406_058

April    Greenville County    SC

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JK Marlow    jkm150406_063

April    Greenville County    SC

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JK Marlow    s060408_a

April    Pickens County    SC

Roadside

Stem leaves similar to rosette leaves, and usually smaller, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

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JK Marlow    s060408_a2

April    Pickens County    SC

Roadside

Silique 1.5-2.5cm long, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.