Common Cornsalad - Valerianella locusta
Low to medium hairless plant. Flowers pinkish or bluish, tiny in flat umbel like clusters.
Ripe fruits are essential for identification; this plant cannot be verified from photos of the plant or flowers.
Fruit is 2 x as thick as wide, and about as long as thick, with a shallow groove on the abaxial face (i.e to side furthest from the axis)
The fruits need to be checked and evidence provided of their details.
Arable and waste land and around the coast.
April to June.
Widespread but localised, it is mainly coastal in the north of Britain.
Quite uncommon in Leicestershire and Rutland. In the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire it was found in 23 of the 617 tetrads.
In the current checklist it is listed as Native, now scarce.
It is on the VC55 Rare Plant Register
Leicestershire & Rutland Map
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