Plant A Day – Cutleaf Toothwort

Cutleaf Toothwort Cardamine concatenata

Cutleaf Toothwort
Cardamine concatenata

Cutleaf Toothwort is one of the most common spring wildflowers of woodlands in Indiana.  It’s a small, delicate plant that is grouped in the same genus; Cardamine,  as the Bittercresses, although some taxonomists challenge this and put some of the Cardamine species, including this one, in a separate genus;  Dentaria.

I have not yet found out who decides these sorts of things, but I sure would like to.  If anyone knows who the taxonomists are, let me know!

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One Response to Plant A Day – Cutleaf Toothwort

  1. Deb Miller says:

    Here’s to The Taxonomists—mythical gods and goddesses to horticulturists—–

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