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Directory of Wildflowers

Toothwort
Dentaria laciniata (Cardamine concatenata)

Toothwort
Toothwort

Quick Profile

Exposure
Partial Sun/Shade
 
Mature Height
4 - 6 Inches
 
USDA Hardiness Zones
3 - 8 
 
Native To:
Illinois
Indiana
Iowa
Michigan
Missouri
Ohio
Wisconsin
 
Soil Conditions
Moist, Well-Drained
 
Bloom Color
White
 
Bloom Season
April - May
 

Features

White flowers and cutleaf foliage.

Culture

Partial shade; moist, well drained soils.

Notes

Found in rich woods. This plant will slowly naturalize through the spread of under ground rhizomes. Toothwort goes dormant in early summer (foliage dies down).