Hairy Bittercress

Plant Bio

Common Name:Hairy bittercress
Family:Brassicaceae
Genus:Cardamine
Species:hirsuta
Classification/Rank:Very Invasive
Method of Transportation:
Habitat/Range:• reported as a problem in 2009 by the City of Prince George parks staff. • thought to have been brought in on nursery stock and spread rapidly through cultivated beds

Description

• annual herb that grows 5 to 30 cm tall
• stems are usually solitary, stiff, and smooth
• basal leaves in compact rosettes, compound, stalked, hairy fringed, pinnate with 2 to 3 or more pairs of egg shaped to orbicular leaves; stem leaves few, almost unstalked, with smaller, narrower leaflets; all leaftlets wavy marginied to shallowly few-lobed, sparsely stiff-hairy above and on the margins
• flowers are white, 4 petals; flower stalks ascending; 4 stamens

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