Large Bitter-cress - Cardamine amara
Hairless plant about 40 or 50 cm in height with angular stems. Flowers are white, occasionally purplish 11 to 12 mm. Anthers, blackish violet, amethyst or pinkish violet.
Larger flowers than other white bitter-cresses; with anthers blackish-violet, amethyst or pinkish violet
General photo of plant in habitat, plus details of the flowers. As this is becoming scarce, a photo is needed for verification
Damp habitats, river and canal banks, marshes.
April to June.
Found fairly frequently in Britain in suitable locations, especially in northern England and southern Scotland.
Occasional in suitable habitats in Leicestershire and Rutland. In the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire it was found in 65 of the 617 tetrads.
In the current Checklist (Jeeves, 2011) it is listed as Native, occasional but nearly scarce
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