Apr. 3, 2020

slender toothwort, Cardamine angustata

Riley Preserve abounds with toothworts. Slender toothwort accounts for most of them, more or less. This is a new species for me, and I found it more than a little confusing. The leaf divisions within this population are extremely variable in number and width. Most of the flowers were white, but a few were this nice shade. The day before this walkabout was cool, rainy, and very windy. So the flowers on these slightly taller plants were pretty beat up. It was hard to find one even this good. Slender toothworts grow in AL, AR, DE, GA, IN, KY, MD, MS, NC, NJ, OH, OK, PE, SC, TN, VA, and WV. Gladys Riley Golden Star Lily Preserve, Scioto Co OH, 3/30/20. Mustard family, Brassicaceae.