Plant ID forum: Pennsylvania Bittercress (Cardamine pensylvanica)

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scottman
Mar 24, 2012 2:32 PM CST
Hi, I have this plant growing on a property in the lawn and all over. When it goes to seed, it "shoots" out the seeds when you brush against it.

here it is
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I'd like to know what plant this is and what uses it has. I have rabbits. Thank you!
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I don't know why the images aren't showing up.
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Calif_Sue
Mar 24, 2012 2:35 PM CST

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Looks like you forgot to add the image?
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scottman
Mar 24, 2012 2:43 PM CST
It says lightbox 2012-03-24/scottman/6417b9<div id="isChromeWebToolbarDiv" style="display:none"></div> lightbox but no pics show up.

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Name: woofie
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woofie
Mar 24, 2012 2:49 PM CST
Is the photo actually on your hard drive? I don't think you can upload a photo from anywhere except on your own drive.
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scottman
Mar 24, 2012 3:04 PM CST
Yep, under the c drive.



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scottman
Mar 24, 2012 4:31 PM CST
The facebook link seems to work; I still don't know why the other method didn't work.
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woofie
Mar 24, 2012 4:47 PM CST
Is this the picture?
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scottman
Mar 24, 2012 4:52 PM CST
Yes! thank you!
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Calif_Sue
Mar 24, 2012 5:10 PM CST

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Dave, can you move this over to the plant ID forum? Unless someone knows what it is already. Green Grin!
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dave
Mar 24, 2012 5:13 PM CST

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I moved it. Smiling And I don't have a clue what the plant is!
Name: Jay
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Horntoad
Mar 24, 2012 5:49 PM CST
Can you tell us your state and county?
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scottman
Mar 24, 2012 6:11 PM CST
Thanks for putting this in the right place!

This property is in Kent county, Michigan.
Name: Juli
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daylily
Mar 24, 2012 7:50 PM CST
my guess would be a bittercress?
http://www.google.com/search?q=bittercress&hl=en&client=safa...
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wildflowers
Mar 24, 2012 8:08 PM CST
I agree wtih daylily, it looks like some kind of bittercress. It reminds me of Hairy bittercress, Cardamine hirsuta that we have growing here.
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Name: Jay
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Horntoad
Mar 24, 2012 8:28 PM CST
Pennsylvania bittercress - Cardamine pensylvanica looks similar and is native to that county.

http://courses.missouristate.edu/pbtrewatha/pennsylvania_bit...

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Name: Lynn
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valleylynn
Mar 24, 2012 9:03 PM CST
We have the same thing here. I never knew the name of it. Easy to pull up when young and starts blooming the end of winter. Very fast maturing.

scottman
Mar 25, 2012 8:30 PM CST
Thanks! Looks like it's edible :)

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