What is this Cardamine plant, why are we focusing on it, and where will this plant be found?
Cardamine is a small flowering plant and belongs to the Family Brassicaceae.
Let me explain in easy words, Cardamine is like the Mustard,close relative of Cabbage,Cauliflower, Turnip, Broccoli and *Arabidopsis thaliana YES! Cradamine is a close relative of Arabidopsis, which is a popular model organism in Plant Biology and Genetics.
Here’s the Research paper title Cardamine hirsuta: a comparative view
Corresponding authors: Hay, Angela (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Tsiantis,
Miltos (email@example.com) from Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research, Germany.
The Research paper says: Cardamine hirsuta is related to the model plant A.thaliana and comparisons between these two experimentally tractable species have advanced our understanding of development and diversity.
This the link of above Research Paper published in 2016.
Since Arabidopsis is an European species so what conditions (Favourable) will have to be given to cultivate it inside the lab.
A piece of sunshine on a grey day, i felt like i won the lottery when Prof. Arunan showed me Cardamine plants which are growing happily in the main lawn of HBCSE Building and said that this is one of the model organism (Seriously the model organism that has grown without any maintenance),i found it ubiquitous around HBCSE campus, preferring cool weather , damp soil, all of which we have in abundance and it is easy to identify with it delicate micro-green pinnate leaves and with its miniature four petaled white flowers.
You will find it about everywhere in the world.It’s tiny so you might not notice it, it prefers any kind of soil with enough moiture so it’s literally EVERYWHERE.
All of these pictures were taken in January 2020.
Cardamine is a weed that grows everywhere and you will definitely have some in your garden. as Nazish found some cardamine plants in her Graden
Nazish could you please share the photo of your Cardamine Garden.
Cardamine forest in the main front lawn of HBCSE Campus Growing under the shrubs.
Cardamine, the little weed that just keeps growing.
Cardamine forest growing under these shrubs in the main front lawn at HBCSE campus.
The little plant that pops up all over the place and spits out seeds when you pull it or touch the seed pods. Some plants are flowering and seeding Right now.
Cardamine plants prettier than it’s sounds, Growing in HBCSE campus at back side of the busstand.
This picture was taken on 13-01-2020 when Profesor Arunan showed us one of the Cardamine forest growing in the HBCSE Garden at the back side of the bus stand.
Members: Dr. Arunan, Shivam Kumar Sriwas(Right side of Arunan sir), Deepak Sharma( left side of Arunan sir)and Yash Shergare
Cardamine plants yet to flower, this was snapped on 13-01-2020
These were the pictures of Cardamine plants growing in Homi Bhabh Centre of science Education what about other places across the INDIA. Let,s start the hunt wherever you will see these little plants and take the picture and post it on the stemgames with date and location.