Cardamine concatenata

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Cardamine concatenata
Cardamine concatenata Radnor Lake.jpg
Scientific classification
C. concatenata
Binomial name
Cardamine concatenata
(Michx.) O. Schwarz.

Cardamine laciniata
Dentaria laciniata

Cardamine concatenata, the cutleaf toothwort, crow's toes, pepper root or purple-flowered toothwort, is a flowering plant in Brassicaceae. It owes its name to the tooth-like appearance of its rhizome.[1] It is a perennial plant woodland wildflower native to eastern North America.[2] It is considered a spring ephemeral and blooms in March, April, and/or May.[1]


The vegetative parts of this plant, which can reach 20–40 cm, arise from a segmented rhizome. The leaves are on long petioles, deeply and palmately dissected into five segments with large "teeth" on the margins. The white to pinkish flowers are held above the foliage in a spike. Fruit is an elongated pod which can be up to 4 cm long.[1]

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  1. ^ a b c "Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center - The University of Texas at Austin". Retrieved 2018-10-10.
  2. ^ "Plants Profile for Cardamine concatenata (cutleaf toothwort)". Retrieved 2018-10-10.