Cut-leaf Toothwort
Cut-leaf Toothwort is an early blooming flower closely related to Bittercress: some even place it as a congeneric, naming it Cardamine concatenata.
In Crum, one might mistake it for Garlic-mustard at first, but the deeply incised leaves are a clear indicator. The species name comes from the term ‘lacinia’, which refers to the cuts in a leaf and the lobes produced by the cuts.
A wasp enjoys the early flowering Toothwort
Samuel B. Palmer
Biology Dept.
Swarthmore College
Dentaria laciniata
Monday, April 17, 2006