Cardamine concatanada - Cutleaf toothwort - in bloom! unusual
Cardamine concatenata, commonly called toothwort or cut-leaved toothwort, is a native spring wildflower which occurs in rich woods and wooded slopes, typically grows 8-15" tall. This is a spring ephemeral which blooms in early spring before the leaves emerge on deciduous trees and goes dormant by late spring to early summer. Stems rise directly from rhizomes. Each stem has a whorl of three leaves near the middle of the stem, with each leaf divided into three, narrow, sharply-toothed, lance-shaped segments. A terminal cluster of four-petaled, white flowers (sometimes with a pink blush) blooms at the top of each stem. Flower petals are arranged in the shape of a cross. Although the leaves are toothed, the common name probably is in reference to the tooth-like projections on the fleshy rootstock.
Pot Size: #1 (2.55 qt)