Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Bitter Cress

There are many species of bitter cress. They are members of the mustard family. This one is Hairy Bitter Cress. Considered a spring wildflower as well as a weed, it blooms from early spring to early summer and is familiar to most of North America. In the spring it is a very petite plant with blooms that are about one eighth of an inch in size, they are very pretty and delicate looking.

1 comment:

  1. Oh I love the bunny picture!!! I have wild rabbit on the property; in fact, we pretty much let them have the run of things....they especially enjoy my flowbed.....hmmph!
    Is bitter cress an edible or is it strictly a wildflower? I am sure I have some here.