Genus Cardimine
Mustard Family (Brassicaceae/Cruciferae)

Heartleaf Bittercress
Cardamine cordifolia

Bittercress grows about a foot tall, from the shallow water of mountain streams. The leaves are a vivid color of green and the flowers are bright white.

The flowers grow in clusters. Each blossom is about a half inch across, and has four petals (as do all in the Mustard Family).

Albion Basin
Wasatch Mountains
Salt Lake County, Utah


by Sandra Bray