Collection No. 13010: D. Smith, F. Leist, J. Baxter, L. Webb, R. Truitt; flowering, 11-100 plants, woodland (near edge of roadcut), c. 10cm high
One of the very persistent weeds; but since mostly through by July not too much of a problem. I do try to get them before they are able to violently broadcast their seeds at your first touch; but it's hard to keep up with this prolific species. Gratifying, though, to learn that they are native.
This plant surrounded the bluebells near my yard. As I touched the plants, their dried seed pods popped off in all directions.
This small annual was blooming a month ago, but most now have ripe seed pods that give the plant its other common name, Popweed.
Cardamine oligosperma is a species of cardamine known by the common name little western bittercress. It is native to western North America from Alaska to California to Colorado, where it grows in moist mountain habitats. This is an annual or biennial herb growing from a taproot. It produces one or more upright, branching stems. The plentiful leaves are divided into many leaflets. The plant generally has a rosette of leaves at the base with leaflets nearly...