Cutleaf Toothwort

Cardamine concatenata

native


Other Names:
Purple-flowered Toothwort, Crow's Toes, Pepper Root


Cutleaf Toothwort is a native plant found through much of Virginia. It is in the brassica family, which contains vegetables such as cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower, and kale. The genus Cardamine does not contain the spice "cardamom", which is popular in Indian cuisine — cardamom is in the ginger family.

Identification Tools

Illinois Wildflowers Friends of the Wildflower Garden Go Botany

Ranges

North America Virginia

Cutleaf Toothwort with fresh flowers opening
Cutleaf Toothwort with fresh flowers opening

A patch of Cutleaf Toothwort leaves
A patch of Cutleaf Toothwort leaves

Cutleaf Toothwort flowers, fresh and faded
Cutleaf Toothwort flowers, fresh and faded

Cutleaf Toothwort in bloom
Cutleaf Toothwort in bloom

A Cutleaf Toothwort patch in bloom
A Cutleaf Toothwort patch in bloom

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