Cardamine bulbosa (Schreb. ex Muhl.) Britton, Sterns & Poggenb.  
Family: Brassicaceae
spring-cress
[Arabis bulbosa Schreb. ex Muhl., Arabis rhomboidea Pers., Cardamine rhomboidea (Pers.) DC.]
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Etymology: Cardamine: originally from the Greek kardamon used by Dioscorides for some cress, maybe used in treating heart ailments
Plants: erect, annual to perennial, 10"-40" tall forb; short, tuber-like rhizomes
Leaves: basal leaves not toothed or lobed, stalked, roundish; the 5-10 stem leaves wavy to slightly toothed, thinly oblong and mostly stalkless
Flowers: white, 4-parted, 1/2"- 1" wide, green sepals turning yellow with age; inflorescence a rounded cluster (raceme) of stalked flowers elongating at maturity; blooms April-June
Fruits: long, thin, erect pods
Habitat: wet to moist; woods, meadows, spring seeps near streams
Conservation Status: Native
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