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Bittercress

Observed: 15th April 2010 By: Graeme
The Anton River Conservation Association
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Description:

Small white flowers, cress like leaves, grows in disturbed ground.Probably a bittercress?

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Wavy Bitter-cress interacts

Comments

Norwichnaturalist's picture

How many stamens

fout for C. hirsuta or six for C.flexuosa my bet is C. hirsuta

Colin Jacobs.
Wild Flower Society member
Norwich
Norfolk
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http://www.thewildflowersociety.com/

bill riley's picture

Hairy by name

Cardamine hirsuta does not have hairs on the stem, despite its name. The photo here clearly shows hairs so I rule out Hairy Bittercress.

That leaves Wavy Bittercress, Cardamine flexuosa. This photograph shows a larger plant than C. hirsuta and more like C. flexuosa in size.

Bill.

Graeme's picture

I just checked how many

I just checked how many stamens it has.It had 6 which I guess makes it C flexuosa.

Thank you for the help on id

Graeme Davis