Cardamine concatenata, the cutleaved toothwort, crow's toes, pepper root or purple-flowered toothwort, is a flowering plant in Brassicaceae. It owes its name to the tooth-like appearance of its rhizome. It is a perennial plant woodland wildflower native to eastern North America.
A unique addition to your garden, especially great for growing in low, water collecting areas of your garden. Great for the edges of a water garden. They can grow directly in wet sand and thick mud.
Very early spring blooms will be the first to beat your winter garden blues.
Uses is Herbalism
The roots of the plant were used by various Native American tribes as a poultice to treat colds and headaches. Native Americans also chewed the roots of Toothwort to alleviate toothaches, suggesting another possible explanation for its common name.