Plant ID forum: what is this plant?

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Name: Kim
Ohio (Zone 6b)
kimlin
Apr 30, 2016 2:40 PM CST
This plant is coming up in my perennial garden. It has smooth stems that emerge from low growing leaves that are round, smooth-edged. There appears to be small white flowers about to bloom at the tips of the stems.
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Name: Janet Super Sleuth
Near Lincoln UK
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JRsbugs
Apr 30, 2016 3:32 PM CST
Welcome! kimlin

Where are you located?

If it looks like the plant in these photos, it's probably Wood Bittercress - Cardamine Flexuosa. I have it in my garden, the flowers are quite small.

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Count the stamens when flowers open as it could be Cardamine hirsuta, you might need a good macro to do that. Note that in C. fluxuosa 2 outer stamens can be small and not easily seen.

http://www.plant-identification.co.uk/skye/cruciferae/cardam...

http://www.thewildflowersociety.com/wfs_articles/march_artic...

springfield MO area (Zone 6a)
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Frillylily
Apr 30, 2016 5:56 PM CST
if this is what I have in my yard, you have to wear glasses when you pull it because it has tiny seeds that pop out and go everywhere when you pull it, or if you have small children or pets that walk in it.
Name: Janet Super Sleuth
Near Lincoln UK
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JRsbugs
Apr 30, 2016 5:59 PM CST
The seeds won't pop out if pulled while they are green, I've been pulling a few lately. I quite like them while they are in flower!

Name: Leslieray Hurlburt
Sacramento California (Zone 9b)
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HamiltonSquare
Apr 30, 2016 6:11 PM CST
The seeds are super sticky when wet. Walked through bunches hidden in tall mixed grass/weed field and it was damp from dew and I could here the pods spraying seed onto everything including my damp cuffs. Sticky sticky sticky! Blinking
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springfield MO area (Zone 6a)
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Frillylily
Apr 30, 2016 10:08 PM CST
they are pretty.

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