West Highland Flora

Spring Whitlow-grass


Erophila verna agg

 

Erophila verna agg

Photo Carl Farmer
15 May 2003 Coulnacraggan, Skye
 

Frequent on gravel paths, in paving cracks and at the foot of walls.

A small plant, usually under 10 cm tall.  Flower diameter c 3-6 mm

ID: Leaves all in a basal rosette, wedge-shaped with a few teeth near the end and hairy on the upper surface.  Petals deeply divided.

Other features: Pods oval, flattened, becoming translucent after the seeds fall.  The former "Erophila verna" has recently been divided into 3 species, of which Erophila glabrescens is the commonest in the area.

 

Erophila verna agg

Photo Carl Farmer
19 Apr 2003 Coulnacraggan, Skye
Pods 5 mm, largest fl 5 mm, other fls 3.5 mm

  Erophila verna agg

Photo Carl Farmer
30 Mar 2003 Portree, Skye
 

    Growing in vertical crack in kerb

 

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