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Hairy Bitter Cress
Cardamine hirsuta

Hairy Bitter Cress (Cardamine hirsuta) French names: Cardamine hirsute

Family: Mustard Family (Brassicaceae)

Group: Cresses

Flowers: Spring;  White;  4 parts (petals)

Habitat: Fields and Open Areas

Grows in Sun/Shade: Sun

Native/Non-native: Non-native

Origin and Meaning of Names:
 Scientific Name: hirsuta: with stiff hairs

Photographs: 7 photographs available, of which 4 are featured on this page. SCROLL DOWN FOR PHOTOGRAPHS.

Range Map is at the bottom of the page

Hairy Bitter Cress (Cardamine hirsuta)

Hairy Bitter Cress in bloom, in mid-April. This is a very early spring wildflower.

Hairy Bitter Cress (Cardamine hirsuta)

Hairy Bitter Cress plant.

Hairy Bitter Cress (Cardamine hirsuta)

Hairy Bitter Cress (Cardamine hirsuta)

Closeup view of Hairy Bitter Cress flowers.

Range map for Hairy Bitter Cress (Cardamine hirsuta)

PLEASE NOTE: A coloured Province or State means this species occurs somewhere in that Province/State.
The entire Province/State is coloured, regardless of where in that Province/State it occurs.

(Range map provided courtesy of the USDA website and is displayed here in accordance with their Policies)