Cardamine pratensis


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Noun1.Cardamine pratensis - a bitter cress of Europe and AmericaCardamine pratensis - a bitter cress of Europe and America
bitter cress, bittercress - any of various herbs of the genus Cardamine, having usually pinnate leaves and racemes of white, pink or purple flowers; cosmopolitan except Antarctic
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Cardamine pratensis, Cardamantica, Nasturium aquaticum; Cauli flos, Iberis sophia.
According to the guidelines of the EUR-27 version of the "Interpretation Manual of European Union Habitats" (EC 2007), all the forests described here should be included in the priority habitat "91E0* Alnus glutinosa and Fraxinus excelsior riverside forests (Alno-Padion, Alnion incanae, Salicion albae)" not only because they are riverside forests growing in the temperate zone dominated by alder tree or ash tree (as happens with the riverside ash tree forests), but also because their floristic composition includes many species considered characteristic of this kind of habitat (Alnus glutinosa, Angelica sylvestris, Betula pubescens, Cardamine pratensis, Carex pendula, Carex remota, C.
Other ornamental plants found tucked away in the background of this vast family include such springtime delights as arabis, aubretia, the Cuckoo-flower, Cardamine pratensis, honesty, Lunaria annua and a little later, the candytuft, Iberis and the beautifully scented Hesperis matronalis, Dame's violet or sweet rocket.