Niche Gardens - North Carolina (NC) Native Pants

Dentaria diphylla

 


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Dentaria diphylla (Brassicaceae)
(dent-AIR-ee-a dye-FILL-a)
Toothwort

Dentaria emerges in the fall, and persists as a welcome woodland groundcover throughout winter. Handsome, three-lobed, scalloped leaves have prominent white veining. In spring new foliage emerges, followed by small white-to-pale-pink flowers on 6-8" stalks. After flowering, plants go dormant for the summer, returning in fall when the trees begin to drop their leaves. In moist-to-average soils, Toothworts are carefree and form extensive colonies with time. Be careful not to damage the above-ground rhizomes when weeding.

Bloom color: white
Bloom period: spring
Height: 6-8"
Spread: 1'
Zones: 4-8

Container size: Qt.
Price: $9