A blog exploring the pleasures of gardening in Montgomery County, Maryland, USA.
Tuesday, April 5, 2011
This little charmer is Cardamine quinquefolia, and it made its debut in the gardens of my circle of friends only several years ago. I don't think any of us had seen a pink-flowered toothwort before that. When I first saw it I assumed that it was a pink-flowered form of the native toothwort, Cardamine concatenata (aka Dentaria laciniata). But no, this is a Eurasian species.
I obtained my start only last year (thank you, Dixie), and it's off to a good start.