Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium

  Cardamine diphylla (Michx.) A.W.Wood image
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Family Brassicaceae
Cardamine diphylla (Michx.) A.W.Wood
broad-leaved toothwort, crinkle-root
Cardamine: originally from the Greek kardamon used by Dioscorides for some cress, maybe used in treating heart ailments
diphylla: Greek for "two-leaved"
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Status: Native
Plant: erect, annual to perennial, 8"-16" tall forb; stems smooth; long, thick un-separated rhizomes
Flower: white to pink, 4-parted, 3/8"-2/3" long; inflorescence a loose cluster (raceme) of long-stalked flowers; blooms April-May
Fruit:long, thin, erect pods
Leaf:usually only 2, opposite-appearing, stems leaves 3-parted with coarsely toothed leaflets
Habitat: woods; in rich soil

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