Wild Flowers Provence

=/ =/ =/ Site en construction \= \= \=
Generic selectors
Exact matches only
Search in title
Search in content

Cardamina hirsuta

Cardamine hérissée
Hairy Bittercress

Category:

Additional information

Plant family

Area

Provence Verte

Flower colour

white

Flower size

1-2 mm

Flowering months

March,

April,

May,

June,

July,

August,

September,

October

Leaf type

Elliptic,

Reniform

Height

10-15 cm

Description

Prefers moist, shady conditions. It is considered by most gardeners to be a pest. The seed pods extend above the flowers; when they ripen, the grains are projected, hence their invasiveness.

Flowers

The 4 petalled flowers are very small and white.

Leaves

Reniform kidney-shaped leaf, Elliptic oval leaf. Rosette: a rosette of leaves with opposite, rounded to diamond-shaped leaflets, quite varied, end leaflet larger.

Fruits Seeds

Silique: two fused carpels, which burst open when touched.

Edible

Leaves and flowers: do not pick in fields or near streams where sheep have been grazing, they may be infected with pathogenic organisms like liver fluke.

Medical

The plant is rich in Vitamins A & C, contains calcium, phosphorus and magnesium. It has stimulating, diuretic and expectorant properties.

Navigation

• Click the "Go back" button to return to your plant search or filtered selection.

• Click on the Category or Plant family above to list plants in the same category or family.

• Click "Wild Plants" (or the website title) at the top of the page to start again.