Cardamine flexuosa With.

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Cardamine flexuosa

Photo: Bart Wursten
Vumba Botanic garden

Cardamine flexuosa

Photo: Bart Wursten
Vumba Botanic Garden

Cardamine flexuosa

Photo: Bart Wursten
Vumba Botanic Garden

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Common names: Wavy bittercress (English)
Frequency: Local
Status: Introduced
Annual, biennial or perennial herb. Stems up to 20 cm, flexuous, hairy especially below. Leaves imparipinnate; basal few, in a lax rosette, with 3-6 pairs of lateral leaflets and a larger terminal leaflet; stem leaves 4-10, ± sessile with 5 or more pairs of leaflets, all leaflets gland-toothed or ± lobed. Petals 2.5-3 mm, white. Sepals white-margined. Fruit 12-25 × 1 mm, ± erect on upwardly curved pedicels 6-13 mm. Seeds very narrowly winged.
Derivation of specific name: flexuosa: zigzag, much bent (probably referring to the stem)
Habitat: Weed in flower beds, gardens and lawns.
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Worldwide distribution: Native of Europe and Asia, widely introduced elsewhere
Zimbabwe distribution: N,C,E
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Images last updated: Sunday 28 January 2007


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African Plant Database: Cardamine flexuosa
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Cardamine flexuosa
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Cardamine flexuosa
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Cardamine flexuosa
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Cardamine flexuosa
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Cardamine flexuosa
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Cardamine flexuosa
Ispot Southern Africa : Cardamine flexuosa
JSTOR Plant Science: Cardamine flexuosa
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Cardamine flexuosa
Tropicos: Cardamine flexuosa
West African Plants database: Cardamine flexuosa

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-16

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2016). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Cardamine flexuosa., retrieved 31 May 2016

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