bittercress


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bit·ter·cress

 (bĭt′ər-krĕs′)
n.
Any of several herbs of the genus Cardamine in the mustard family, having racemes of white, pink, or purplish flowers, usually divided leaves, and pods that dehisce explosively.

bittercress

(ˈbɪtəˌkrɛs)
n
(Plants) one of several perennial or annual plants of the genus Cardamine, that are related to lady's-smock, including hairy bittercress (C. hirsuta), a common weed resembling shepherd's purse, with which it is often confused: family: Brassicaceae (crucifers)
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Noun1.bittercress - any of various herbs of the genus Cardamine, having usually pinnate leaves and racemes of white, pink or purple flowersbittercress - any of various herbs of the genus Cardamine, having usually pinnate leaves and racemes of white, pink or purple flowers; cosmopolitan except Antarctic
cress, cress plant - any of various plants of the family Cruciferae with edible leaves that have a pungent taste
Cardamine, genus Cardamine - bittercress, bitter cress
Cardamine pratensis, cuckoo flower, cuckooflower, lady's smock, meadow cress - a bitter cress of Europe and America
Cardamine bulbifera, coralroot, coral-root bittercress, coralwort, Dentaria bulbifera - European bittercress having a knotted white rootstock
Cardamine diphylla, crinkle root, crinkleroot, crinkle-root, Dentaria diphylla, pepper root, toothwort - North American herb with pungent scaly or toothed roots
Cardamine bulbosa, spring cress - small white-flowered cress common in wet places in eastern North America
Cardamine douglasii, purple cress - small perennial herb of cooler regions of North America with racemose purple flowers
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Annual weeds grow exponentially, many of them seeding again within a few weeks - bittercress is probably the worst offender.
Common annual weeds in our gardens include chickweed, nettles, hairy bittercress, groundsel and annual meadowgrass.
This is the time that the remaining daffodils and grape hyacinths flower and that wildflower season unfolds in the woods with the blossoming of early violet cress, twinleaf, periwinkle, spring beauty, hepatica and small-flowered bittercress.
Yun also supplied Irish chef Richard Corrigan with the wood sorrel and hairy bittercress for his starter course at the same banquet for the Queen.
Dandelions and bittercress are in full flower and will soon be setting seed.
Table 12 Alpine little river with Asarum leaved bittercress Chaerophyllo-Cardaminetum asarifoliae Gerdol & Tomaselli 1988 (Cratoneurion commutatae, Montio-Cardaminetalia, Montio-Cardaminetea) Altitude (m) 1540 1140 1140 Slope ([degrees]) 30 <5 5 Aspect SW NNW SSW Surface ([m.
This is also the time a similar-looking weed, the hairy bittercress, is about to explode into flower, so it takes a little skill to know what to pull.
Chervil, purslane, morels, bittercress, rosehips, dandelion.
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Also at risk are the species that depend on the trees: the virtually continuous 29 kilometres of ravine woodlands of the Wye Gorge are home to nationally important populations of species such as dormouse, greater and lesser horseshoe bats, white admiral butterfly, Tintern spurge and narrow-leaved bittercress.
EARLY spring wanderings in Formby brought Gary McLardy blooming red dead-nettles, chickweed and wavy bittercress with closed blooms and the semi-closed flowers of ivy-leaf speedwell.