West Highland Flora

Awlwort


Subularia aquatica

 

Subularia aquatica

Photo Carl Farmer
10 Jul 2004 Teangue, Skye
Plant c 5 cm across at widest

Widespread but not numerous, in peaty lochs

Flower diameter c 2-3 mm, leaves c 2-7 cm

ID: Typical white crucifer flowers, but leaves all from base, narrow and tapering to a fine point.

Other features: Fruit globular to egg-shaped, arranged down the stem in typical crucifer fashion.  Flowers and fruit normally submerged, but sometimes break surface.  Flowers self-pollinated before they open.

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