Hairy Bittercress

Cardamine hirsuta

Find this plant in Hortus Dijkspark.

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Bittercress - You don't aim at accumulation of knowledge The answer you planted into the thirteenth of thirty plant beds in the Dijksgracht park, part of the Twijfel Zaaien/Raising Doubts project. Latin name: Barbarea vulgaris Artist family: Neutral De Godin

With: De Godin

Description

Bittercress, also known as rocketcress or winter rocket, is a biennial herb belonging to the mustard family. This plant grows to about 30–60 centimetres of height. The stem is ribbed and hairless, branched at the base. It has a basal rosettes of shiny, dark green leaves. The flowers are borne in spring in dense terminal clusters above the foliage. The flowering period extends from about April through July.