Cardamine concatenata

Can carpet the forest floor in spring. A host for the rare Virginia White butterfly. Cut-leaved toothwort has very narrow leaflets and the rhizome breaks into oval or straight pieces of 1-2" length. Compare to C. diphylla and C. maxima, the other 2 toothworts in the Finger Lakes.

Native Plant of the Month

April 2006

Mentioned in Solidago

Plant Information

Common Name(s): 
cut-leaved toothwort
Alternate Scientific Names: 
Dentaria laciniata
Type: 
Native
Herbaceous Plants - Annuals, Biennials, Perennials
Moisture: 
Dry
Moist
Wet
Light: 
Part Shade
Shade
Attracts butterflies
Ephemeral

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