Latin name: Cardamine pennsylvanica
Medicinal use of Bittercress:The leaves and the flowering plant are carminative and digestive.
Description of the plant:
Habitat of the herb:Usually found in moist or wet soils, it grows in most soils and habitats in eastern N. America.
Edible parts of Bittercress:Leaves - raw or cooked. An excellent water cress substitute. A slightly bitter flavour, but not disagreeable. The grated raw root is used as a condiment.
Propagation of the herb:Seed - sow outdoors in a seedbed in a shady position in April. Plant out in autumn or spring. Division.
Cultivation of Bittercress:Usually found in moist or wet soils, it grows in most soils and habitats in eastern N. America.
Known hazards of Cardamine pennsylvanica:None known
Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.