Soil: Mesic (Medium)
Sun: Part Sun – Shade
Height: Up to 12″
Bloom Color: White to Pinkish
Bloom Season: April – May
Suggested Uses: Cutleaf toothwort is one of the earliest woodland plants to bloom in the spring. It is a flowering plant in the mustard family. It owes its name to the tooth-like appearance of its rhizome.
Native Range: Native to the Eastern half of the U.S. Native to Eastern Minnesota.
Pollinators: Important for early nectar source for pollinators. Bees, butterflies and flies.
Leaves: Basal leaves and one whorl of leaves below flowers. All leaves are palmately lobed with large teeth.
Flowers: Flowers are white, often floppy and grow in racemes.
Other names: pepper root, purple-flowered toothwort
More information: USDA PLANT profiles