cardamine hirsuta


Also found in: Wikipedia.
Enlarge picture
hairy bittercress

hairy bittercress

A bitter edible invasive weed in the mustard family that’s difficult to erradicate, so we might as well eat it. Hot, radish-like flavor similar to watercress. Not really hairy, it makes a wonderful spicy salad green. Little vertical stick-like seed pods stand upright surrounding tiny white flowers. Related to Large Bittercress (Cardamine amara ), and Wavy Bittercress (Cardamine flexuosa), which are also edible.
Edible Plant Guide © 2012 Markus Rothkranz
References in periodicals archive ?
Roeddech chi'n cyfeirio at yr 'Hairy bittercress': Cardamine hirsuta ydi ei enw gwyddonol a berwr chwerw blewog yn Gymraeg.
Many of the species found only in the seed bank are weedy colonizer species (e.g., Chamaesyce maculala, Digitaria sanguinalis, Mollugo verlidllata), some of which flower early {e.g., Capsella bursa-pastoris, Cardamine hirsuta, Thlaspi arvense) and may have senesced by the time the vegetation surveys occurred in July.
The most common herbs were Arenaria serpyllifolia, Capsella bursapastoris, Cardamine hirsuta, Cichorium intybus, Claytonia virginica, Conium maculatum, Conyza canadensis, Draba verna, Erigeron annuus, Galinsoga quadriradiata, Geum canadense, Impatiens pallida, Lepidium virginicum, Medicago lupulina, Oxalis stricta, Plantago lanceolata, P.
Lo sucede un cesped ribereno muy bajo y extenso, que ocupa el area de constantes inundaciones formado principalmente por Gomphrena elegans, Hydrocotyle ranunculoides, Cardamine bonariensis y Cardamine hirsuta. Continuan el verdolagal, una comunidad de poca diversidad aunque de gran extension, en el que las plantas jovenes crecen sobre un estrato denso de follaje de plantas secas que dan resistencia al suelo anegadizo e inundable, pero mas firme que en el juncal dominado por Ludwigia elegans, Hydrocotyle leucocephala, Lilaeopsis brasiliensis, Cuphea fructicosa y Eryngium pandanifolium (Fig.
persicifolia, Daphne mezereum, Pseudotsuga menziesii and Salix purpurea + in 4; Listera ovata and Platanthera chlorantha 1 in 5; Aegopodium podagraria, Clematis vitalba and Cardamine hirsuta r, Athyrium filix-femina, Chaerophyllum hirsutum and Mnium hornum + in 7; Acer pseudoplatanus, Cephalanthera damasonium, Galium mollugo subsp.
I always do a bit of weeding before I do my buying - watch out for the innocent-looking hairy bittercress (Cardamine hirsuta) with their tiny rosettes or leaves and pretty little white flowerheads.
Cardamine hirsuta, the hairy bitter cress, has become one of the worst examples of the Cruciferae family to invade our gardens in recent years and needs constant vigilance to manage it's invasive and devious nature - remember that this ephemeral weed can germinate, grow, flower and set seed 12 months of the year - even when you are indoors by the fireside.
Among broadleaf annuals, hairy bittercress (Cardamine hirsuta L.) was found at all N levels at similar levels of 1.4 plants [m.sup.-2].
Percent frequency of species in the persistent seed bank included Atriplex prostrata(9 7.5%), Cyperus flavescens (27.5%), Salicornia europaea (27.5%), Spergularia marina (7.5%), and Cardamine hirsuta (2.5%).
(#) CARDAMINE HIRSUTA L.; Hairy bittercress; Building lawns; Infrequent but locally abundant; C = 0; BSUH 17837.
Gmel., Bromus madritensis L., Filago sp., Cardamine hirsuta L., Lysimachia linum-stellatum L., Myosotis discolor subsp.