Cutleaf Toothwort

Common Name: Cutleaf Toothwort 

Scientific Name: Cardamine concatenata

Family: Brassicaceae 

Habitat: Woodlands, Slopes, Along Rivers

Native: Yes

Life Cycle: Perennial, Ephemeral

Bloom Time: Spring

Height: Up to 1 foot

Light: Partial sun to partial shade

Soil: Well drained, Moist

Pollinators: Butterflies

Description: Follow the Watershed Trail near the back of Creasey Mahan Nature Preserve in early spring, and you will find beautiful colonies of the native spring ephemeral, Cutleaf Toothwort. Blooming between March and April, Cutleaf Toothwort prefers to grow in moist woodlands along streams and rivers where it naturalizes and forms colonies by spreading its rhizomes underground.