Hairy Bittercress Cardamine hirsuta LinnaeusNon-native    Synonyms: Hoary Bittercress, Winter Bittercress.
Kingdom Plantae   >   Division Tracheophyta   >   Class Magnoliopsida   >   Order Brassicales   >   Family Brassicaceae   >   Genus Cardamine   

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Hairy Bittercress is native to Eurasia, but now found nearly worldwide in disturbed habitats. It can be found growing in yards, roadsides, and other disturbed areas throughout Maryland. Hairy Bittercress is one of the first plants to bloom in late winter/early spring.

Description:

Hairy Bittercress can be differentiated from other Cardamine species by having compound stem leaves, a very pronounced rosette of basal leaves, and leaflets that are mostly obtuse.

There are 552 records in the project database.

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Hairy Bittercress blooming in winter on Taylors Island, Dorchester Co., Maryland (12/23/2012). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

Hairy Bittercress blooming in Allegany Co., Maryland (3/21/2018). Photo by Mark Eanes. (MBP list)

Hairy Bittercress in Howard Co., Maryland (3/12/2017). Photo by Bill Harms. (MBP list)

Hairy Bittercress in St. Mary's Co., Maryland (3/11/2016). Photo by Nancy Martin. (MBP list)

Hairy Bittercress in Allegany Co., Maryland (4/2/2014). Photo by Kimberly Booth. (MBP list)

Hairy Bittercress in Howard Co., Maryland (2/9/2020). Photo by Matthew Beziat. (MBP list)

Hairy Bittercress blooming in Baltimore Co., Maryland (3/11/2016). Photo by Kirsten Johnson. (MBP list)

Hairy Bittercress in St. Mary's Co., Maryland (2/19/2017). Photo by Tyler Bell. (MBP list)

Hairy Bittercress growing in Wicomico Co., Maryland (3/25/2017). Photo by Ashley Bradford. (MBP list)

Hairy Bittercress in Kent Co., Maryland (3/27/2016). Photo by Nancy Martin. (MBP list)

Hairy Bittercress in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (2/21/2013). Photo by Tyler Bell. (MBP list)

Hairy Bittercress growing in Dorchester Co., Maryland (4/2/2016). Photo by Nancy Martin. (MBP list)

Hairy Bittercress in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (3/11/2011). Photo by Bill Harms. (MBP list)

Hairy Bittercress in Howard Co., Maryland (4/3/2011). Photo by Bonnie Ott. (MBP list)

Hairy Bittercress at Meadowbrook Park, Howard Co., Maryland (2/21/2013). Photo by Bonnie Ott. (MBP list)

Hairy Bittercress in Prince George's Co., Maryland (3/4/2017). Photo by Bill Harms. (MBP list)

Hairy Bittercress in St. Mary's Co., Maryland (2/24/2013). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

Hairy Bittercress collected in Beltsville, Maryland (2/14/2013). Photo by USGS PWRC. (MBP list)

Hairy Bittercress in Washington Co., Maryland (3/14/2020). (c) timgacquin, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by timgacquin via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Hairy Bittercress in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (4/13/2016). Photo by Bill Harms. (MBP list)

Hairy Bittercress in Talbot Co., Maryland (3/26/2016). Photo by Dan Small. (MBP list)

Hairy Bittercress in Calvert Co., Maryland (3/3/2017). Photo by Tyler Bell. (MBP list)

Hairy Bittercress in Prince George's Co., Maryland (2/16/2013). (c) Sam Droege, some rights reserved (CC BY). Photo by Sam Droege. (MBP list)

Hairy Bittercress growing in Worcester Co., Maryland (3/27/2016). Photo by Dan Small. (MBP list)


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