Common Cornsalad - Valerianella locusta

    Alt Name
    Lamb’'s lettuce or Lambs Lettuce

    Low to medium hairless plant. Flowers pinkish or bluish, tiny in flat umbel like clusters.

    Similar Species

    other corn-salads

    Identification difficulty
    Recording advice

    The County Recorder has asked for a specimen of this plant to be retained for verification


    Arable and waste land and around the coast.

    When to see it

    April to June.

    Life History


    UK Status

    Widespread but localised, it is mainly coastal in the north of Britain.

    VC55 Status

    Quite uncommon in Leicestershire and Rutland. In the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire it was found in 23 of the 617 tetrads.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map