January to May

Cardamine hirsuta (Cruciferae)

Bitter Cress

Slender hairless (!) annual with a basal rosette of pinnate leaves with roundish leaflets. Tiny white flowers appearing as if almost closed. Erect pods overtoppping the flowers. A common weed of moist shady ground.

(Lat. "hairy" - despite the lack of hairs!)

Corallia Bay. August 2004