Cardamine diphylla – Two-leaved Toothwort

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Two-leaved Toothwort (Cardamine diphylla) is a native, edible plant in the brassicaceae (mustard) family.
From the root of Two-leaved Toothwort emerges 2 leaves, each with 3 coarsely toothed leaflets. The plant emerges early in spring and blooms from mid-April to mid-May.
Two-leaved Toothwort can be found in most of Eastern North America. It often grows near ramps.
The leaves and roots can be eaten raw or cooked. The rhizomes can be puréed with vinegar to make a horseradish substitute.

Written by Amy Demers, founder of the Connecticut Foraging Club. To learn more about foraging in Connecticut, check out our upcoming classes.

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