West Highland Flora

Pignut


Conopodium majus

 

Conopodium majus

Photo Carl Farmer
11 May 2004 Scorrybreac, Skye

Total umbel c 2.1 cm across

Common in woods, grassy and heathy places

Diameter of total flowerhead c 3-7 cm, individual flowers c 3 mm across

ID: Leaves have linear segments; lower bracts of umbel linear and undivided, or absent.

Other features: Shorter than most umbellifers, flowers May-June.  Umbels often have no lower bracts, sometimes 1 or 2; upper bracts fewer than 5.  Young flowering stems unfold in characteristic twisted way as shown on left.

 

 

Conopodium majus

Photo Carl Farmer
2 Jun 2002 Portree, Skye

 

Conopodium majus

Photo Carl Farmer
25 May 2003 Scorrybreac, Skye
Total umbel c 3.3 cm across

This plant has one lower bract (usually none), the
upper bracts can also be made out

  Conopodium majus

Photo Carl Farmer
16 Apr 2004 Portree, Skye
Thickest Hazel stem c 2.8 cm

Young leaves among Hazel and Ivy


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