|Cardamine concatenata~ Cutleaf Toothwort|
I remember being charmed by the nodding bell flowers on that long ago spring morning. It was blooming here and there on the edges of the then grassy area. Growing near it were other wildflowers~Columbines, Trillium, Dutchmen's Breeches and Spring Beauty. It's been more then 25 years and my spirits still lift when I see the first spring blooms of the toothworts.
|Cardamine diphylla~Broadleaf Toothwort offers winter color|
If you look closely a the flowers of toothwort~You can see their mustard family four petaled, pink or white cross shaped flowers. The nectar of the flowers attracts honey bees, bumblebees, Mason bees, Cuckoo bees (Nomadine), Miner bees, Green Metallic Bees and other Halictid bees, and Andrenid bees. You know that makes me happy!
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This post was written by Gail Eichelberger for my blog Clay and Limestone Copyright 2011. Please contact me for permission to copy, reproduce, scrape, etc.