Slender Toothwort Cardamine angustata O.E. Schulz    Synonyms: Dentaria heterophylla.
Kingdom Plantae   >   Division Tracheophyta   >   Class Magnoliopsida   >   Order Brassicales   >   Family Brassicaceae   >   Genus Cardamine   

Status:

Slender Toothwort is found in rich mesic forests of the piedmont and the mountainous Maryland counties. It is uncommon on the Coastal Plain of the western Shore. There are specimens at various herbaria from Harford, Cecil (historical), and Kent Counties.

Bloom dates range from the last week of March through the second week of May.

Description:

Slender Toothwort closely resembles both Broad-leaved Toothwort and Cut-leaved Toothwort. During flowering Slender Toothwort can be differentiated from Cut-leaved Toothwort by having basal leaves, which Cut-leaved Toothwort typically lacks. Slender Toothwort can be differentiated from Broad-leaved Toothwort by looking at the stem (cauline) leaves. The cauline leaves of Slender Toothwort are much narrower than the basal leaves, compared with Broad-leaved Toothwort that has stem leaves the same width as the basal leaves.

It is important when documenting Slender Toothwort that photos of both the cauline and basal leaves are apparent.

There are 141 records in the project database.

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Slender Toothwort in Montgomery Co., Maryland (3/30/2020). (c) Daniel McClosky, some rights reserved (CC BY). Photo by Daniel McClosky via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Slender Toothwort blooming in Montgomery Co., Maryland (3/22/2012). Photo by Fritz Flohr Reynolds. (MBP list)

Slender Toothwort in Howard Co., Maryland (4/19/2017). Photo by Bill Harms. (MBP list)

Slender Toothwort blooming in Howard Co., Maryland (4/22/2013). Photo by Bonnie Ott. (MBP list)

Slender Toothwort in Baltimore Co., Maryland (4/9/2017). Photo by Kirsten Johnson. (MBP list)

Slender Toothwort in Garrett Co., Maryland (4/22/2018). Photo by Boyer and McDowell. (MBP list)

The leaves of Slender Toothwort in Montgomery Co., Maryland (4/17/2016). Photo by Max Wilson. (MBP list)

Slender Toothwort in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (3/21/2017). Photo by Tyler Bell. (MBP list)

Slender Toothwort in Baltimore Co., Maryland (4/22/2018). Photo by Anna Schrad. (MBP list)

Slender Toothwort emerging in Howard Co., Maryland (3/26/2013). Photo by Bonnie Ott. (MBP list)

Slender Toothwort in Howard Co., Maryland (3/28/2016). Photo by Nancy Magnusson. (MBP list)

Slender Toothwort in Montgomery Co., Maryland (3/30/2020). (c) Daniel McClosky, some rights reserved (CC BY). Photo by Daniel McClosky via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Slender Toothwort in Baltimore Co., Maryland (4/5/2020). (c) Dwight Johnson, all rights reserved. Photo by Dwight Johnson. (MBP list)

Slender Toothwort in Montgomery Co., Maryland (3/30/2020). (c) Daniel McClosky, some rights reserved (CC BY). Photo by Daniel McClosky via iNaturalist. (MBP list)


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