LARGE BITTERCRESS

Cardamine amara

Cabbage Family [Brassicaceae]  

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status
statusZnative
flower
flower8white
inner
inner8purple inner8mauve inner8violet
morph
morph8actino
petals
petalsZ4
stem
stem8round

14th May 2010, River Kent, Levens, Cumbria. Photo: © RWD
About two feet tall, stems wavy, white flowers atop an un-branched stem. Grows near freshwater.


3rd May 2010, Prestwich Country Park, Gtr Mcr. Photo: © RWD
Leaves pinnate, without a basal rosette.


3rd May 2010, Prestwich Country Park, Gtr Mcr. Photo: © RWD
Stem long and wavy, slightly grooved, with up to a dozen white flowers at the top.


14th May 2010, River Kent, Levens, Cumbria. Photo: © RWD
Leaves toothed. Stem slightly ridged. It is not this tall!


3rd May 2010, Prestwich Country Park, Gtr Mcr. Photo: © RWD
Flowers white, with four petals.


14th May 2010, River Kent, Levens, Cumbria. Photo: © RWD
Stems slightly ridged, four sepals, reddish at the points, much shorter than the flowers.


14th May 2010, River Kent, Levens, Cumbria. Photo: © RWD
Four petals white, rarely lilac. Sepals number four.


14th May 2010, River Kent, Levens, Cumbria. Photo: © RWD
Un-opened flower buds cluster top centre.


3rd May 2010, Prestwich Country Park, Gtr Mcr. Photo: © RWD
Six violet anthers . Petals have feint transparent veins.


3rd May 2010, Prestwich Country Park, Gtr Mcr. Photo: © RWD
Violet anthers. Beginnings of seed pod growing in centre.


14th May 2007, stream, Greenfield, Lancs. Photo: © RWD
Violet anthers poking proud of the flower openings.


2nd April 2014, Yarrow Valley Country Park, Chorley, Lancs. Photo: © RWD
Young leaves in a wet woodland mire.


3rd May 2010, Prestwich Country Park, Gtr Mcr. Photo: © RWD
Leaves light-green and pinnate, leaflets all the same shape and size.


14th May 2010, River Kent, Levens, Cumbria. Photo: © RWD
Pinnate leaves.


Easily confused with : other white-flowered Bittercresses.


  Cardamine amara  ⇐ Global Aspect ⇒ Brassicaceae  

Distribution
 family8Cabbage family8Brassicaceae

 BSBI maps
genus8Cardamine
Cardamine
(Bitter-cresses)

LARGE BITTERCRESS

Cardamine amara

Cabbage Family [Brassicaceae]  

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