Cutleaf Toothwort  Dentaria laciniata
Brassicaceae or Mustard Family  


Small plant with white to pink flowers in a terminal cluster.  The flowers have 4 petals, and only open partially, so they appear somewhat bell-like.  Two or three leaves occur in a whorl around the stem, deeply cut into narrow leaflets that are deeply toothed and lobed.  Blooms in early to mid-spring.  Fruits in late spring, producing long cylindrical pods.

Common in woodland, especially on the western slope of the Park.

The combination of leaf and flower is distinctive, and it is unlikely to be confused with anything else in the Park.

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