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willthiswork89
Creston, OH

January 10, 2013
11:34 AM

Post #9381073

This plant started growing inside my small bonsai tree.. really curious what it is. it seems very sensitive to water as it will begin to sag if it gets dry even to the slightest so hes my little friend and helps me know when I need to water my bonsai its about 4 inches tall and has a few stems that reach out, I clipped this one off.

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growin
Vancouver, BC
(Zone 8b)


January 10, 2013
11:57 AM

Post #9381090

Watercress?
willthiswork89
Creston, OH

January 10, 2013
12:03 PM

Post #9381097

hmm after googling it does appear very similar, the only thing im not certain of is the little stems, you can see them in the picture here at the tip of this there are two of them, almost like a seed pod.
willthiswork89
Creston, OH

January 10, 2013
12:05 PM

Post #9381102

it is a tad spicy when eaten, which was one of the attributes to water cress, I believe this may be a proper identification but I would like a second opinion to be sure
TomH3787
Raleigh, NC
(Zone 7b)

January 10, 2013
1:28 PM

Post #9381177

It's one of the weedy Cardamine species.
singhg45
Delhi
India

January 11, 2013
10:47 AM

Post #9382061

Yes bittercress, Cardamine, more likely C. hirsuta.

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