Hairy Bitter-cress - Cardamine hirsuta
About 10 to 20cm in height branched only at the base, with a basal rosette of pinnate leaves, hairy on top. The stems are straight and hairless. The flowers are white 3 to 4 mm with 4 stamens. The pods overtop the flowers.
Most open flowers with 4 stamens, sometimes 5
General photo of plant in habitat, plus details of the flowers
Bare open ground, cultivated land, rocky places and even walls.
February to November.
Common throughout most of Britain.
Quite common in Leicestershire and Rutland. In the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire it was found in 269 of the 617 tetrads.
In the current Checklist (Jeeves, 2011) it is listed as Native, locally frequent
Leicestershire & Rutland Map
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