heart-podded hoary-cress, more...
[Cardaria draba (L.) Desv., more]
Etymology: Cardaria: Greek for "heart-shaped," from the fruit
Plants: erect, perennial, to 24" tall forb, hairy only at the base; creeping roots
Leaves: stem leaves arrow-shaped, appearing to clasp the stem
Flowers: white, 4-parted; inflorescence a dense cluster (raceme) of stalked flowers; blooms May-June
Fruits: pod, evenly divided into 2 segments, mostly flat with a heart-shaped base
Habitat: fields, roadsides, disturbed areas
Conservation Status: Introduced - adventive
Flora of North America: Flora of North America Invasive And Exotic Species of North America: Descriptions, management issues, warnings, photos, etc. USDA Plants Database: Federal Distribution and detailed information including photos USDA Agricultural Research Service (ARS): Images of seeds, fruits, embryos, etc. Dan Tenaglia's The Missouri Flora: Fabulous photographs; detailed descriptions; color and leave arrangement key.