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Cut-leafed Toothwort Cardamine concatenata

Previously known as:

  • Dentaria laciniata
Phonetic Spelling
den-TAY-ree-uh la-sin-ee-AH-ta
Description

Cardamine concatenata, or cut-leafed toothwort, is an herbaceous perennial that is naturally found in rich, mesic forests. Small, fleshy tubers or jointed rhizome. Three stems leaves deeply divided into 5-9 segments. 1-3 in. lance-shaped leaflets but no basal leaves at flowering. Upper stem is downy. Half to 1 in. white or pink flowers in a small terminal cluster on erect stem with deeply cleft leaves. Attracts the larvae of Mustard White and W.VA White butterflies, butterflies (including Mourning Cloak & Spring Azure), bee flies, bees, and other flies. Evergreen groundcover in winter while dormant in summer months. 

Cultivars / Varieties:
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#perennial#food source#food source spring#food source herbage#food source nectar#food source pollen#food source hard-mast fruit#FACU Piedmont Mountains#FACU Coastal
 
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#perennial#food source#food source spring#food source herbage#food source nectar#food source pollen#food source hard-mast fruit#FACU Piedmont Mountains#FACU Coastal
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Cardamine
    Species:
    concatenata
    Family:
    Brassicaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Perennial
    Recommended Propagation Strategy:
    Division
    Seed
    Dimensions:
    Height: 0 ft. 8 in. - 1 ft. 4 in.
    Width: 0 ft. 8 in. - 1 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Perennial
    Wildflower
    Habit/Form:
    Erect
    Growth Rate:
    Slow
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Dappled Sunlight (Shade through upper canopy all day)
    Deep shade (Less than 2 hours to no direct sunlight)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Moist
    NC Region:
    Coastal
    Mountains
    Piedmont
  • Fruit:
    Display/Harvest Time:
    Spring
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Pink
    White
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Spring
    Flower Petals:
    4-5 petals/rays
    Flower Size:
    < 1 inch
    Flower Description:
    Half to 1 in. white or pink flowers in a small terminal cluster on erect stem with deeply cleft leaves
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Other/more complex
    Leaf Shape:
    Lanceolate
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Length:
    1-3 inches
    Leaf Description:
    Three stems leaves deeply divided into 5-9 segments. 1-3 in. lance-shaped leaflets but no basal leaves at flowering.
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
    Stem Description:
    Three stems leaves deeply divided into 5-9 segments. Upper stem is downy
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Woodland
    Attracts:
    Bees
    Butterflies
    Pollinators
    Specialized Bees