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(kɑːˈdæmɪniː; ˈkɑːdəˌmaɪn)
(Plants) bittercress
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Noun1.cardamine - bittercress, bitter cressCardamine - bittercress, bitter cress    
dilleniid dicot genus - genus of more or less advanced dicotyledonous trees and shrubs and herbs
Brassicaceae, Cruciferae, family Brassicaceae, family Cruciferae, mustard family - a large family of plants with four-petaled flowers; includes mustards, cabbages, broccoli, turnips, cresses, and their many relatives
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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For example Cardamine (hairy bittercress) forms a fruit which explodes on maturity, dispersing up to 50,000 seeds which can travel several metres.
Associated species include Abies amabilis, Tsuga heterophylla, Acer circinatum, Cladothamnus pyroliflorus, Castilleja chambersii, and Cardamine pattersonii.
Blodyn llefrith neu llaeth y gaseg Cardamine pratensis; cuckoo flower
Origin of the disjunct tetraploid Cardamine amporitana (Brassicaceae) assessed with nuclear and chloroplast DNA sequence data.
Examples include Persicaria (Knotweed) Cytisus (Pineapple broom) Calluna (heather) Lonicera (Honeysuckle) Trifolium (Clover) Cardamine (Cuckoo flower) Erysimum (Wallflower) Helianthemum (Rock rose), Festuca (Blue fescue) Sorbus (Mountain ash) Malus (Crab apple) and hundreds more.
Unfortunately this is a name that refers to several herbaceous plants and without the genera name, it is difficult to establish whether it is an Aquilegia, Artemisia, Cardamine or Dianthus.
Cardamine douglassii Britton; Purple spring cress, limestone bittercress; Edge of western old-field, woodlands; Common and widespread; C = 5; BSUH 17845.
Plants like chickweed, Stellaria media; shepherd's purse Capsella bursa-pastoris; and hairy bitter cress, Cardamine hirsute, multiply quickly and are often the first weeds you will notice appearing in your spring garden.
While in Pisum sativum (pea) the transcription factor UNIFOLIATA (UN1) is required for organogenic regions at leaf margins, plants such as Solanum lycopersicum (tomato) and Cardamine hirsuta employ class 1 homeodomain transcription factors to achieve activity of these organogenic regions (Hay & Tsiantis, 2006; Champagne et al.
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.