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Cardamine flexuosa - With.

Common Name Wavy Bittercress,Woodland bittercress
Family Brassicaceae or Cruciferae
USDA hardiness 4-8
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Moist shady places by streams and occasionally on cultivated ground[17].
Range Much of Europe, including Britain, east through Asia to China and Japan.
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Weed Potential No
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Fully Hardy Moist Soil Wet Soil Semi-shade Full sun
Cardamine flexuosa Wavy Bittercress,Woodland bittercress


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Summary


Physical Characteristics

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Cardamine flexuosa is a ANNUAL/PERENNIAL growing to 0.5 m (1ft 8in).
It is hardy to zone (UK) 4 and is not frost tender. It is in flower from April to September, and the seeds ripen from May to September. The species is hermaphrodite (has both male and female organs). The plant is self-fertile.
Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. It can grow in semi-shade (light woodland) or no shade. It prefers moist or wet soil.

Synonyms

C. sylvatica.

Habitats

Woodland Garden Dappled Shade; Shady Edge; Bog Garden;

Edible Uses

Edible Parts: Leaves;  Root.
Edible Uses:

Leaves - raw or cooked[8, 52, 105, 183]. A hot cress-like flavour. Nice as a flavouring in salads, it is usually available all year round. Root - raw or cooked[183].

Medicinal Uses

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None known

Other Uses

None known

Cultivation details

Prefers a moist humus rich soil in shade or semi-shade[200] but it succeeds in most soils and positions[1]. A common garden weed, it is found especially in pot-grown plants[8].

Propagation

Seed - sow spring or autumn in situ. This species needs very little encouragement and is quite capable of sowing itself, often too freely.

Other Names

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Found In

Countries where the plant has been found are listed here if the information is available

Weed Potential

Right plant wrong place. We are currently updating this section. Please note that a plant may be invasive in one area but may not in your area so it’s worth checking.

Conservation Status

IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status :

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