Cardamine diphylla (Michx.) A.W.Wood  
Family: Brassicaceae
broad-leaved toothwort, crinkle-root
[Dentaria diphylla Michx., Dentaria incisa Small]
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Stephen L. Solheim  
Etymology: Cardamine: originally from the Greek kardamon used by Dioscorides for some cress, maybe used in treating heart ailments
Plants: erect, annual to perennial, 8"-16" tall forb; stems smooth; long, thick un-separated rhizomes
Leaves: usually only 2, opposite-appearing, stems leaves 3-parted with coarsely toothed leaflets
Flowers: white to pink, 4-parted, 3/8"-2/3" long; inflorescence a loose cluster (raceme) of long-stalked flowers; blooms April-May
Fruits: long, thin, erect pods
Habitat: woods; in rich soil
Conservation Status: Native
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Merel R. Black  
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Merel R. Black  
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Robert Bierman  
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Stephen L. Solheim  
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