West Highland Flora

Field Madder


Sherardia arvensis

 

Sherardia arvensis

Photo David Fenwick
Wild Flowers of the Plymouth area
3 Aug 2004 Plymouth

Rare arable weed, or on bare limestone rock or walls.

Flower diameter c 4-5 mm

ID: Leaves in whorls like other members of the family, generally 4-6 leaves to a whorl.  Flowers pink, mauve or blue.  In all other local members of the family the flowers are white or yellow.

Other features: Flowers are in small heads with leaf-like bracts around them.

 

Sherardia arvensis

Photo David Fenwick
Wild Flowers of the Plymouth area
3 Aug 2004 Plymouth


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