Stems: glabrous, erect, rather stout. Leaves: pinnately divided, the terminal segment oval and narrowed at the base, all toothed. Flowers: in corymbose racemes. Fruit: pods narrowly linear, erect when mature.
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This White Bitter Cress grows in wet places, and sometimes attains a height of two feet. It is a coarse plant with compound leaves, small white flowers, and very long narrow seed-pods which become erect at maturity.
Cardamine bellidifolia, or Alpine Bitter Cress, is a small plant two to five inches in height, which is found on the alpine summits. It has fibrous roots, little oval leaves growing on long slender stalks which branch out from the main stems, and terminal clusters of inconspicuous white flowers.