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Cardamine diphylla


Cardamine diphylla is a cute wintergreen groundcover with clusters of small, white, four-petaled flowers in spring popular with bees and butterflies.

Cardamine diphylla (syn. Dentaria diphylla) is an eastern North American mustard relative called broadleaf toothwort or crinkleroot with trifoliate, toothed leaves often with lighter veins emerging in fall, remaining evergreen through winter, and going dormant by early summer. Makes a useful wintergreen groundcover. In spring the plants produce clusters of small, white, four-petaled flowers popular with bees and butterflies. Can form nice colonies via spreading rhizomes and self-seeding. Photo: Wikipedia.

Common Name: Broadleaf Toothwort

Family: Brassicaceae (The Mustard Family)

Zone Hardiness: 3-8

Light: Part Shade, Part Sun, Full Shade

Height: 8-12"

Width: 8-12"

Primary Bloom Colour: White/Cream

Secondary Bloom Colour: Green

Class: Semi-evergreen

Type: Perennial

Bloom Time: Spring

Soil Moisture: Average, Moist

Stem Colour:

Fragrance: No

Berries: No

Benefits: Butterflies, Bees

Deer Resistant: Unknown

BC Native: No

Native Habitat: Wooded valley bottoms and ravines, cliffs, bluffs, shaded slopes, meadows, moist fields, and rich woods from low to high elevations in eastern North America.


Geogrpahical Origin: Americas - North America

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