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.
Most open flowers with 6 stamens
General photo of plant in habitat, plus details of the flowers and stamens
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.
In the current Checklist (Jeeves, 2011) it is listed as Native, frequent
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