Cardamine hirsuta


Other common names:

Hairy bittercress, Nursery Weed, Common Bitter Cress, Splitting Jenny.



  • Annual herb which can grow up to 30 cm tall
  • The leaves have up to 7 leaflets which are kidney to heart shaped
  • Small white flowers
  • Distinct lime green, long tubular seedpods, that explode and profusely spreads the weed seed when ripe
  • Taproot


Susceptible Turf:

Warm-and cool-season turfgrasses.


Control options:

  • Pesticides: See available tabs below for registered products. Use as per label instructions.
  • Integrated Pest Management (IPM): Use a combination of approaches listed on this page.
  • Cultural: Control weeds prior to seedpods developing, ripening and dispersing.
  • Mechanical: Nil.



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