West Highland Flora

Ivy-leaved Toadflax


Cymbalaria muralis

 

Cymbalaria muralis

Photo Carl Farmer
18 Sep 2001 Sligachan, Skye

Almost always on walls.  Common in Argyll, scarce in the north.

Flower diameter c 6-9 mm

ID: Unmistakable

Other features: Leaves almost fleshy, 5-lobed, like ivy, varying (as ivy does) in the degree and sharpness of the divisions.  Nearly always occurs on the vertical face of a wall, forming a dense mass of leafage from which reddish stems snake out in all directions.

From Southern Europe, began colonising Britain in 1640.

 

Cymbalaria muralis

Photo Carl Farmer
25 Jun 2003 Armadale, Skye

  Cymbalaria muralis

Photo Carl Farmer
25 Jun 2003 Armadale, Skye

 

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