Cardamine concatenata (Michx.) O.Schwarz
Family: Brassicaceae
cut-leaved toothwort, five-parted toothwort
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Derek Anderson  
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; roots oblong, separated rhizomes, resembling a string of beads root drawing
Leaves: basal leaves (dying with time) and stem leaves similar; usually in whorls of 3 above the middle of the stem, deeply 3-parted and toothed to look 5-parted
Flowers: white to pink, 4-parted, 1/2"-3/4" long; inflorescence a loose cluster (raceme) of long-stalked flowers; blooms April-May
Fruits: long, thin, erect pods
Habitat: moderate moisture; forests, woods; in rich soil
Conservation Status: Native