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Cardamine impatiens - L.

Common Name Narrowleaf bittercress
Family Brassicaceae or Cruciferae
USDA hardiness 4-8
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Very local in shady woods, especially ash, and on moist limestone rocks and cliffs, especially in the west[17].
Range Europe, including Britain, from Sweden to C. Spain, eastwards through Asia to Japan.
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Other Uses  
Weed Potential Yes
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Care
Fully Hardy Moist Soil Wet Soil Semi-shade Full sun
Cardamine impatiens Narrowleaf bittercress


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Summary


Physical Characteristics

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Cardamine impatiens is a ANNUAL/BIENNIAL growing to 0.6 m (2ft).
It is hardy to zone (UK) 5. It is in flower from May to August, and the seeds ripen from May to September. The species is hermaphrodite (has both male and female organs) and are pollinated by Bees, flies, lepidoptera.The plant is self-fertile.
Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. It can grow in semi-shade (light woodland) or no shade. It prefers moist or wet soil.

Synonyms

Cardamine apetala Moench. Cardamine basisagittata W.T.Wang. Cardamine brachycarpa Opiz. Cardamine da

Habitats

Woodland Garden Dappled Shade; Shady Edge; Bog Garden;

Edible Uses

Edible Parts: Leaves.
Edible Uses:

Leaves and young shoots - raw or cooked[105, 177]. Used as a vegetable[272].

Medicinal Uses



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Antirheumatic;  Diuretic;  Stimulant.

The plants is antirheumatic, diuretic and stimulant[145, 240].

Other Uses

None known

Cultivation details

Succeeds in most soils[1]. Prefers a moist humus rich soil in shade or semi-shade[200].

Propagation

Seed - sow spring or autumn in situ.

Other Names

If available other names are mentioned here

narrowleaf bittercress or narrow-leaved bitter-cress, bushy rock-cress, Sim sag, Tan lie sui mi qi.

Found In

Countries where the plant has been found are listed here if the information is available

Weed Potential

Right plant wrong place. We are currently updating this section. Please note that a plant may be invasive in one area but may not in your area so it’s worth checking.

This plant can be weedy or invasive. Noxious Weed Information: Connecticut (narrowleaf bittercress) Invasive, banned. Massachusetts (bushy rock-cress, narrowleaf bittercress) Prohibited.

Conservation Status

IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status : This taxon has not yet been assessed.

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Cardamine glacialis 20
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Cardamine hirsutaHairy Bittercress30
Cardamine kitaibelii 20
Cardamine komarovii 20
Cardamine leucantha 21
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Cardamine lyrata 20
Cardamine macrophylla 20
Cardamine nasturtioides 20
Cardamine nipponica 10
Cardamine oligospermaSpring Cress, Little western bittercress, Umbel bittercress21
Cardamine pennsylvanicaBittercress21
Cardamine pentaphyllos 20
Cardamine pratensisCuckoo Flower32
Cardamine prorepens 20
Cardamine raphanifolia 10
Cardamine rotundifoliaAmerican Water Cress, American bittercress20
Cardamine schinziana 20
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Cardamine trifolia 10
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