Hairy Bittercress – Cardamine hirsuta – Added to USWildflowers’ Database

Hairy Bittercress, an introduced species, has been added to the USWildflowers database (02/15/2012.) Scientific name is Cardamine hirsuta.  Photo below was taken in Walker County, GA, on February 4, 2012.   It  is also known by the common name Hoary Bittercress.  Go to the Hairy Bittercress detail page for more photos and information.

Hairy Bittercress, Hoary Bittercress - Cardamine hirsuta

Hairy Bittercress, Hoary Bittercress - Cardamine hirsuta

 

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2 thoughts on “Hairy Bittercress – Cardamine hirsuta – Added to USWildflowers’ Database

  1. Ann Rouch

    Thanks to this data base, I have finally identified Hoary Bittercress. It is taking over large areas of my lawn. Any suggestions other than Roundup to get rid if it? I live in Baltimore County, MD.

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  2. Gerry Post author

    Ann – It’s been pretty rampant on my property this year as well. I’m not a gardener, and try to use chemical weedkiller very sparingly, but I enjoy pulling some weeds, so I’ve been going around pulling them up. Fortunately the roots seem to stay right at the surface and they pull up easily – at least in loose soil. I haven’t tried pulling them in hard, dry soil.

    Thanks for the visit to USWildflowers.com. So glad it helped you identify this plant!

    gcw

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