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LARGE BITTER-CRESS Cardamine amara (Brassicaceae) Height to 60cm. Upright perennial found in damp, shady places in woods and marshes. FLOWERS are 12mm across with 4 white petals and violet anthers (Apr-Jun). FRUITS are slender, beaked pods, up to 4cm long. LEAVES are pinnately divided, with slightly toothed oval lobes. STATUS-Widespread but local; scarce in, or absent from, W England and S Ireland.