Bittercress

Cardamine spp.

Photo of Bittercress
Photo by Dr. John Meade, weed scientist emeritus
Rutgers NJAES Cooperative Extension

Bittercress is an annual member of the mustard family. It has become a serious problem in ornamental container nurseries. The seed capsule explodes and scatters seeds for some distance. In a closely packed container house it is obvious that an exploding capsule will infest many pots. In the field it acts as a winter annual.

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  1. Rutgers
  2. Executive Dean of Agriculture and Natural Resources
  3. School of Environmental and Biological Sciences