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Hairy Bittercress

Observed: 30th October 2011 By: hilaryphilaryp’s reputation in Plantshilaryp’s reputation in Plantshilaryp’s reputation in Plantshilaryp’s reputation in Plants
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Description:

Common weed of gardens.

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

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

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ID

I read that the differences between 'flexuosa' and 'hirsuta' is difficult to spot looking at the leaves alone. My research says that 'hirsuta' has 4 or 5 stamens in the flower whilst 'flexuosa' has 5 or 6 stamens. I didn't know this when I took the photo and the photo isn't good enough to tell. The leaves can look extremely similar.
HP.

hilaryp

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The very lobed leaves are

The very lobed leaves are much more typical of C. flexuosa, though counting stamens in a more reliable method.

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Bittercress id

Thanks Cabbageleek.I will try to photo more details next time.

hilaryp