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Cardamine flexuosa (Wavy Bittercress)


Wikipedia Abstract

Cardamine flexuosa, commonly known as Wavy Bittercress, is an herbaceous annual, biennial, or short-lived perennial plant in the cabbage family (Cruciferae).
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Invasive Species

Woodland bittercress, Cardamine flexuosa is a highly variable perrenial herb which flowers vigourously and forms dense root mats that can exclude other species. Seeds possibly remain viable in the seed bank for up to seven years requiring intensive management for control/eradication.
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Edible [1]  May be edible. See the Plants For A Future link below for details.
Flower Type [1]  Hermaphrodite
Lifespan [1]  Annual/Perennial
Pollinators [1]  Bats
Structure [3]  Herb
Height [1]  18 inches (0.45 m)
Light Preference [2]  Mixed Sun/Shade
Soil Acidity [2]  Moderate Acid
Soil Fertility [2]  Intermediate
Soil Moisture [2]  Damp
View Plants For A Future Record : Cardamine flexuosa

Protected Areas




Parasitized by 
Erysiphe cruciferarum[7]
Hyaloperonospora parasitica[7]
Ramularia cardamines[7]


External References

USDA Plant Profile



Attributes / relations provided by
1Plants For A Future licensed under a Creative Commons License
2ECOFACT 2a Technical Annex - Ellenberg’s indicator values for British Plants, M O Hill, J O Mountford, D B Roy & R G H Bunce (1999)
3Kattge, J. et al. (2011b) TRY - a global database of plant traits Global Change Biology 17:2905-2935
4Ecology of Commanster
5Biological Records Centre Database of Insects and their Food Plants
6New Zealand Institute for Plant & Food Research Plant-SyNZ™ database
7Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics.
Protected Areas provided by Natura 2000, UK data: © Crown copyright and database right [2010] All rights reserved. Ordnance Survey Licence number 100017955
GBIF Global Biodiversity Information Facility
Biological Inventories of the World's Protected Areas in cooperation between the Information Center for the Environment at the University of California, Davis and numerous collaborators.
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