Common Whitlowgrass - Erophila verna
Very variable, low, slightly hairy plant, sometimes overwintering; stems leafless. Leaves lanceolate to elliptical, toothed in a basal rosette, and covered in sparse, often bifurcated, hairs. Flowers white, 3 to 5 mm, the petals deeply cleft. Fruit narrow, elliptical.
Stony places, pathways, sandy ground.
March to May.
Common throughout most of Britain but seems to be scarcer in the south west.
Common and probably under recorded in Leicestershire and Rutland. In the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire it was found in 143 of the 617 tetrads.
Leicestershire & Rutland Map
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