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Dentaria maxima - (Wood.)Nutt.
                 
Common Name Large Toothwort
Family Brassicaceae or Cruciferae
USDA hardiness Coming soon
Known Hazards None known
Habitats By woodland streams or on calcareous wooded slopes[43].
Range Eastern N. America - Maine to Michigan and Pennsylvania.
Edibility Rating  
Other Uses  
Weed Potential No
Medicinal Rating  
Care
Moist Soil Semi-shade

Summary

Dentaria maxima Large Toothwort


USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913. An illustrated flora of the northern United States, Canada and the British Possessions. Vol. 2: 188.
Dentaria maxima Large Toothwort
   
Physical Characteristics
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Dentaria maxima is a PERENNIAL growing to 0.3 m (1ft). The flowers are hermaphrodite (have both male and female organs)Suitable for: light (sandy) and medium (loamy) soils. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils and can grow in very alkaline soils.
It can grow in semi-shade (light woodland). It prefers moist soil.

Synonyms
Cardamine maxima. (Nutt.)Wood.

Habitats
Woodland Garden Dappled Shade; Shady Edge;
Edible Uses
Edible Parts: Root.
Edible Uses:

Root - raw or cooked[161, 177]. Pungent and acrid when first harvested, it is piled into a heap and then allowed to ferment for several days to sweeten and then boiled[161, 257].
Medicinal Uses
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The root is stomachic[257].
Other Uses
None known
Cultivation details
An easily grown plant, preferring a rich light moist soil and a shady position[1, 175]. A very cold-hardy plant, tolerating temperatures down to at least -20°c[187].
Propagation
Seed - sow spring in a cold frame. Germination usually takes place within 1 - 3 weeks at 15°c[175]. When large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on in light shade in a greenhouse or cold frame for the first two years, planting them out when dormant in late summer. Division in early spring or after the plant dies down in the summer. Larger clumps can be replanted direct into their permanent positions, though it is best to pot up smaller clumps and grow them on in a cold frame until they are rooting well. Plant them out in the spring.

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Conservation Status
IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status :
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