One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A plant with small white flowers that grows widely as a weed of temperate areas, especially in damp soils.
Genus Cardamine, family Brassicaceae: several species, in particular the Pennsylvania bittercress (C. pensylvanica) of North America
- ‘We hypothesize that seed production and viability alone are not important factors in limiting long's bittercress population size and population growth.’
- ‘Some weeds, such as chickweed, common groundsel, and bittercress, may germinate and grow at almost any time of year.’
- ‘Other rare taxa associated with long's bittercress in Massachusetts include parker's pipewort (Eriocaulon parkeri Robinson), river arrowhead, and estuary beggar-ticks (Bidens hyperborea (T.&G.)’
- ‘Fergus and Miles are two of the country's top professional foragers, scouring the countryside for everything from bittercress to dandelions for London's most savvy chefs.’
- ‘Canlamine impatiens L., the narrowleaf bittercress, is an annual or biennial herb native to Eurasia that has become naturalized in many parts of the eastern United States.’
- ‘Fleabane or hairy bittercress would scarcely have had the same appeal.’
- ‘The woods contain an area of rare wet woodland - a government priority habitat - featuring rare marsh marigold and bittercress.’
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