Brassicaceae [=Cruciferae] (Mustard) Family
Cutleaf Toothwort may also known as Cut-Leaved Toothwort or Toothwort.
Plant is an upright, smooth to slightly hairy perennial and distinctly jointed underground stems from which new growth emerges. Preferred habitat is rich wooded slopes and moist sites. Distribution is throughout the Escambia region.
Leaves are whorled along the stem, usually three per stem; stalked, dissected palm-like with three to five divisions; divisions are lobed or toothed. Basal leaves, when present are similar to stem leaves.
Flowers appear solitary on a stalk, arranged one above the other or in a panicle where more than one flower will appear on a stalk. Flowers are bisexual; symmetrical; four sepals, four petals; usually white; six stamens. Flowering season is in the spring.
Fruit is a silique (a two-seeded chamber separated by a false partition, as is typical of the mustard family).