Plant Detail

Cardamine diphylla

* Common Name:

two leaf toothwort, crinkleroot

* Genus:

Cardamine

* Species:

diphylla

Subspecies:

* Family (scientific):

Brassicaceae

* Family (common):

Mustard

Synonyms :

* Distribution in Canada:

Ontario
Quebec
New Brunswick
Nova Scotia
P.E.I.

 

Photographer: William S. Justice @ USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database.

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Habitat

Ecozone(s):

Boreal Shield
Atlantic Maritime

Natural Habitat(s):

Woodland (35-60% cover)

Habitat Garden(s):

Woodland

Erosion Control?

Characteristics
 
Growing Conditions

* Plant Type:

Wildflower

Moisture Requirements: Moist

Light Requirements: Partial Shade

Soil Requirements:

Temperature Zone:

Evergreen?

No

Average Height:

15 to 25 cm

Tolerances:

Flower Info
 
Fruit/Seed Info

Showy flowers?

Showy fruit/seeds?

Bloom time:

Apr to May

Edible for humans?

Flower Colour(s):

White/Cream, Pink

Fruit/Seed Colour(s):

Miscellaneous
 
Uses

Fragrant Flowers?

Urban Oasis, Stewards in the City, and Eco Superior are specific Evergreen programs that some plants are used in.

Fragrant Foliage?

Program & Other Uses:

Fall colours?

Distinctive bark?

Poisonous to humans?

Thorns or prickles?

Attracts wildlife?

Larval host for:

West Virginia White (Pieris virginiensis)

Provincial tree/flower?

Plant Watch species?

Interesting Tidbits
 
References

West Virginia White is a native butterfly species often mistaken for Cabbage White, an introduced species. Lays its eggs one by one on this plant and Dentaria laciniata, another toothwort.

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