|Tall herb. Leaves long, with teeth at the end, and
clasping the stem at the base. Flowers small, somewhat
bell-shaped, white or greenish white. Fruit a long, skinny
pod, spreading horizontally and often curving.
plant of rocky woods. Occasional along the trails on the
west slope of the Park.
Toothwort has larger flowers that
are intricately cut. Hairy
bittercress is a smaller plant with upright pods and mostly
basal leaves that are divided into segments.
Garlic Mustard has heart-shaped
leaves and upright pods. Outside the Park it could be
confused with a number of other white-flowered mustards, but the
curving, wide-spreading pods are a good identifier.