Spring Cress (Cardamine bulbosa)
In bloom May 11 - June 20.
This is the last of the prominant natural area spring herbs to
stay in bloom. It is very common along the trail edges. Its white
flowers are clustered at the top of slender stems that reach over
20 inches tall in June. A cluster of oval leaves is near the base
and alternate lance shaped leaves occur farther up the stem.
Young leaves of this genus are sharply flavored and useful in
green salads. Mature leaves may be too bitter to eat. Grated
roots mixed with vinegar make a good substitute for horseradish.
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