West Highland Flora

Slender Parsley Piert


Aphanes australis

Older names: Aphanes microcarpa, A inexspectata

Aphanes australis

Photo Carl Farmer
13 Sep 2002 Dunvegan, Skye

Occurs here and there on bare ground.

Leaves 2-10 mm long.

ID: A very small plant, looking at a distance like a tiny version of Lady's Mantle.  Leaves have 3 lobes, themselves divided into 2-5 lobes each.  To distinguish from A arvensis, stipule-lobes around the flower are twice as long as broad, the fruit including the sepals is < 2mm and the sepals converge when the fruit is ripe instead of remaining upright.

Other features: Flowers in unstalked clusters opposite the leaves, surrounded by leaf-like stipules of 5-7 lobes, 4 sepals, no petals, 1 stamen.

 

Aphanes australis

Photo Carl Farmer
13 Sep 2002 Dunvegan, Skye

  Aphanes australis

Photo Carl Farmer
13 Sep 2002 Dunvegan, Skye

     
     
     
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