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  Dentaria laciniata
Cut-leaved toothwort


Interesting info

One of the first plants to bloom in the spring. Found in the preserve in April but often seen earlier in warmer soil elsewhere in southern Indiana.

The deeply cut leaves distinguish this plant from the similar spring cress and from Houstonia, which blooms later in the year.

The flowers are generally white, but sometimes pink blossoms are found.

You ought to know

Height: less than 1'

Frequency: Plentiful in high, dry area of woods.

Blooms: March to April

Range: Found in rich woods throughout Indiana.

Also known from New England to Minnesota and from Florida to Louisiana.