Rootstock. - Slender, bearing small tubers. Stem. - From a tuberous base, upright, slender. Root-leaves. - Round and often heart-shaped. - Stem-leaves. - The lower rounded, the upper almost lance-shaped. Flowers. - White, large. Pod. - Flat, lance-shaped, pointed with a slender style tipped with a conspicuous stigma; smaller than that of the crinkle-root.

The spring-cress grows abundantly in the wet meadows and about the borders of springs. Its large white flowers appear as early as April, lasting until June.