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Common Whitlowgrass

Erophila verna

Plant Data

Order:
Brassicales
Family:
Brassicaceae (Cabbage)
Flowering Months:
JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC
Flowers:
An annual flower. Tiny, white flowers growing in tight clusters. Each flower has 4 deeply cleft petals. The 4 to 6 stamens have yellow pollen.
Fruit:
Flattened to oval pods.
Leaves:
Lanceolate, hairy and sometimes toothed near the ends. On close inspection, the leaves have minute dimples. All leaves are contained within a basal rosette.
Maximum Size:
10cm tall.
Other Names:
Early Whitlow-grass, Nailwort, Shadflower, Spring Draba, Vernal Whitlow Grass.
Habitats:
Farmland, gardens, grassland, heathland, lawns, mountains, roadsides, rocks, sand dunes, walls.