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Plant Details

Cardamine dissecta [= Dentaria dissecta]

Thread-Leafed Toothwort, Dissected Toothwort

Scientific Name:

Cardamine dissecta [= Dentaria dissecta]

Genus:

Cardamine

Species Epithet:

dissecta

Common Name:

Thread-Leafed Toothwort, Dissected Toothwort

Plant Type

Herb/Wildflower

Life Cycle

Perennial

Plant Family

Brassicaceae Or Cruciferae (Mustard Family)

Native/Alien:

NC Native

Size:

0-1 ft.

Bloom Color(s):

White

Light:

Less than 2 hours of sun per day

Soil Moisture:

Moist

Bloom Time:

April, May

Growing Area:

Piedmont

Habitat Description:

Rich, mesic forests

Leaf Arrangement:

Opposite

Leaf Type:

Leaves veined, not needle-like or scale-like

Leaf Form:

Simple

Life Cycle:

Perennial

Wildlife Value:

Has some wildlife value

Landscape Value:

Not Recommended for home landscapes

Plant & Bloom

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Randleman Lake Rescue Site, April 2004

Plants

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Tom Harville

Leaves

You can compare the leaves of Spring Beauty (Claytonia virginica) in the foreground

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Tom Harville

Buds

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Tom Harville

Flowers

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Flowers

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Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record


Bird-Friendly Native Plants



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