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Bittercress

Observed: 17th April 2010 By: terrycrynantterrycrynant’s reputation in Plantsterrycrynant’s reputation in Plantsterrycrynant’s reputation in Plants
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Description:
Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Wavy Bitter-cress (Cardamine flexuosa) interacts

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allrounder's picture

pic 1 looks like Wavy

pic 1 looks like Wavy Bittercress while pics 2 and 3 do look like Hairy Bittercress. Are the pictures of the same plant?

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photos

Photo 1 and 3 are definitely the same plant taken at the same time.Photo 1 may be a bit wavy where I have bent it to take a photo.

Chris Metherell's picture

Cardamine

As you probably know, one way to tell C. hirsuta from C. flexuosa is to count the stamens. C. hirsuta usually has four and C. flexuosa usually has six. Pic 1 looks to have rather too many stamens for C. hirsuta.

Chris Metherell
BSBI VC Recorder
North Northumberland

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stamens

Thanks.I did not know about the stamens,when the rain stops I'll go and count.

Lizzie_Cooke's picture

Cardamine flexuosa

All three pictures look to be of Cardamine flexuosa.