Cardamine impatiens from Khillenmarg, Kashmir

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Gurcharan Singh

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Sep 21, 2011, 9:04:18 AM9/21/11
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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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Bhatt Sweta

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Sep 22, 2011, 12:36:16 AM9/22/11
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Thanks for sharing the picture Sir.
Sir, did it have a rosette shaped arrangement for the foliage or is it observed only during its first year, when it doesnt flower at all?!
Or am i on some wrong track of information????

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Shweta
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Bhatt Shweta
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Gurcharan Singh

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Sep 22, 2011, 4:51:19 AM9/22/11
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Yes Shweta ji
In this and several other crucifers basal leaves form a rosette before the areal portion elongates.


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Retired  Associate Professor
SGTB Khalsa College, University of Delhi, Delhi-110007
Res: 932 Anand Kunj, Vikas Puri, New Delhi-110018.
Phone: 011-25518297  Mob: 9810359089
http://people.du.ac.in/~singhg45/ 

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