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Bittercress (Cardamine hirsuta) normally develop a rosette initially,
from which additional stem and flower tissue develop.
A single bittercress plant will generally form a small clump
4 to 8 inches tall and wide. However, it is common for many bittercress
seed to germinate in a small area. I've seen many containers and
gravel yards with so many bittercress seedlings germinating close together
that it looked like a lawn. When many bittercress grow in a small
area, it can appear as a thick mat of foliage and seed-pods.
Bittercress is problematic in propagation, and as seen in this
photo, many will germinate at the same time creating a dense mat.
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