Mystery plant 072

This woodland plant blooms in the spring throughout central and eastern North America.  When you can identify it, leave a comment with the common name and scientific name.  Also share any personal story you may have about this plant.

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Leaves

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Plants with flower buds

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Opening and closed flower buds

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Flowers

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Plant with buds and flowers

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Maturing seed pods

 

ANSWER (subsequently added to this post to facilitate the “search” function for these images): Cutleaf toothwort (Cardamine concatenata)

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6 Responses to Mystery plant 072

  1. Sara says:

    Cut-leaved toothwort. Cardamine concatenata. I keep seeing the leaves here in NJ, but none have bloomed yet.

  2. Teri Grout says:

    Looks like cut-leaved toothwort, Cardamine concatenata, one of our spring ephemerals. We’ll be looking for it as soon as the snow goes, which should happen in a few weeks here in the Upper Peninsula.

  3. Jasmene says:

    We have it all over too, cut leaved toothwort, cardamine concatenata

  4. Ann Walter-Fromson says:

    Indeed, this is Cut-leaf Toothwort, Cardamine concatenata. It bloomed several weeks ago in piedmont North Carolina. I visited one trail three times to see this plant in bloom — the first two times it had buds, but none were open. The third time (on April 3rd) was the charm!

  5. Dr R. K S. Rathore says:

    It is cardamine concatenata of family Brassicaceae (Cruciferae) with cross-shaped corolla and siliqua pod.

  6. Angelyn says:

    Yes, this is Cutleaf toothwort (Cardamine concatenata).

    And here’s another member of the Cardamine genus: Hairy bittercress (Cardamine hirsuta). http://identifythatplant.com/hairy-bittercress-cardamine-hirsuta/

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