Cardamine impatiens L., Sp. pl. 2:655. 1753
Common name: Narrow-leaf bittercress
Cardamine impatiens is easily identified from other species of the genus by auricled leaf bases and leaves with narrow leaflets. Herb up to 50 cm tall, usually erect, glabrous or sparsely hairy; leaves pinnate with 11-23 ovate-lanceolate dentate to laciniate leaflets; flowers white, 3-4 mm across, in 20-30-flowered racemes elongating to 15 cm in fruit; fruit linear, compressed, 2-3 cm long, glabrous.
Growing commonly at higher altitudes in forests, among rocks and low shrubs. Phjotographed from Khillenmarg Kashmir in July, 2011
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