Scientific Name Pronounciation:
Plant Hardiness Zones:
Plant Hardiness Zone(s):
8-16 in. H X 9-12 in. W
Loose clusters of 4-petaled white flowers tinged with pink or purple.
Bloom Time Notes:
Usually only 2 leaves that appear opposite; 3 coarsely toothed leaflets.
Long, thin, erect pod.
Host plant for falcate orange-tip butterfly
Sun or Shade:
Partial shade to full sun; appreciates consistently moist soil, especially during growth period of winter and spring. Propagation is easiest by division of tubers; will self-seed if well located.
The four petaled flowers and long seed pod are indicative of this plant's place in the mustard family (Brassicaceae).
Other Common Names: Crinkle-Root, Pepper-Root
Other Scientific Names: Dentaria diphylla, Dentaria incisa