PlantsCardamine→Hairy Bittercress (Cardamine hirsuta)

Common names:
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General Plant Information (Edit)
Life cycle: Annual
Water Preferences: Mesic
Flowers: Inconspicuous
Flower Color: White
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Late winter or early spring
Late spring or early summer
Propagation: Seeds: Self fertile
Pollinators: Self
Miscellaneous: Tolerates poor soil


Posted by valleylynn (Oregon City, OR - Zone 8b) on Mar 3, 2013 8:37 PM

Hairy Bittercress is a member of the mustard family. It is quite delicious, with a peppery taste something like a radish. Delicious on sandwiches and in salads as a bitter herb.
Also called Flick Weed or Shot Weed because of the way the ripe seeds explode from the seed pot when touched.

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Posted by duane456 (Gresham OR - Zone 8a) on Feb 3, 2013 2:37 PM

A terrible weed in my garden. I hate it!

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