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Cardamine trifolia - L.

Common Name
Family Brassicaceae or Cruciferae
USDA hardiness 6-9
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Moist shady woods, especially on calcareous substrata[17].
Range C. and S. Europe. An occasional garden escape in Britain.
Edibility Rating  
Other Uses  
Weed Potential No
Medicinal Rating  
Care
Fully Hardy Moist Soil Full shade Semi-shade
Cardamine trifolia


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Summary


Physical Characteristics

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Cardamine trifolia is an evergreen Perennial growing to 0.2 m (0ft 8in) by 0.5 m (1ft 8in).
It is hardy to zone (UK) 7. It is in leaf 12-Jan It is in flower from Apr to June, and the seeds ripen from May to July. 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 full shade (deep woodland) or semi-shade (light woodland). It prefers moist soil.

Synonyms

Habitats

Woodland Garden Dappled Shade; Shady Edge; not Deep Shade; Ground Cover; Bog Garden;

Edible Uses

Edible Parts: Leaves.
Edible Uses:

We have no information on this species but the leaves are almost certainly edible either raw or cooked[K].

Medicinal Uses

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None known

Other Uses

An excellent ground cover for woodland or under shrubs[208]. Plants should be spaced about 30cm apart each way[208].

Cultivation details

Succeeds in most soils so long as they are not dry[1]. Prefers a moist humus rich soil in shade or semi-shade[200]. A mat-forming stoloniferous species[200].

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.

Other Names

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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.

Conservation Status

IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status :

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