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Apr 14

Cut-leaved Toothwort or Pepperroot

Cut-Leaved Toothwort [Cardamine concatenata] found off a new path at Fletcher Park on 5 April 2014, on Bearwallow Mountain on 23 April 2016, and in Gerton, NC on 14 April 2018.  It’s a member of the Mustard (Brassicaceae) family. Newcomb’s Wildflower Guide, pages 162-63, states it blooms in spring in rich woods.  Another synonym for the flower is Dentaria laciniata, and it also gives it another English name of Pepperroot.  The color is a little washed out, but it’s a white or pink flower.

USDA Plants Listing: Cardamine concatenata

Cut-leaved Toothwort – 14 Apr 2018

Cut-leaved Toothwort at Fletcher Park - 5 April 2014

Cut-leaved Toothwort at Fletcher Park – 5 April 2014

Cut-leaved Toothwort on Bearwallow Mountain- 23 April 2016

Cut-leaved Toothwort on Bearwallow Mountain- 23 April 2016

Cut-Leaved Toothwort (zoom out) - 23 April 2016

Cut-Leaved Toothwort (zoom out) – 23 April 2016

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