Scientific NameCardamine flexuosa
Synonyms (former Scientific Names):
Cardamine hirsuta ssp. Flexuosa
Alternate stem leaves are fewer than 10. Oval eaves are pinnately divided and not clasping. Petiole of stem leaves are hairy at the base. Leaves are less than 2cm wide. No rosette leaves at the base of the flowering stem.
Hairy stems but petioles are without hair except at the base. Hairs are unbranched.
Flower Seed Head
Petals are less than 5 mm long and flowers are less than 6 mm wide. Each stalk ends in a raceme of white flowers.
Seeds are without wings and up to 1mm wide. They are 4 times as long as they are wide.
Found in roadsides, pastures, cropland, and abandond areas.
prostrate and nonwoody
Thorns or Spines
Approximate Flower Diameter
Dominant Flower Color
shorter than leaf
Stem Cross Section
round or oval