Wavy Bitter-cress - Cardamine flexuosa
Similar to Hairy Bitter-cress but the stems are likely to be hairy, at least in the lower half, and are quite often branched and wavy (flexuous). Flowers are white with 6 stamens (Hairy Bitter-cress has four stamens). The seed pods don't usually extend beyond the flowers, unlike Hairy Bitter-cress.
When recording, please add a comment to state how many stamens are in each flower.
Damp and shaded habitats, ditches and areas that are subjected to Winter flooding.
April to September.
Biennial or perennial.
Common thoughout most of Britain.
Quite common in Leicestershire and Rutland. In the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire it was found in 350 of the 617 tetrads.
Leicestershire & Rutland Map
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