Ivy-leaved Toadflax - Cymbalaria muralis

Description

Trailing, often purplish, tufted, hairless plant with slender stems. Leaves alternate, kidney shaped to almost rounded 5 to 9 lobed and long stalked. Flowers lilac to violet, with a yellowish patch on the lower lip, 9 to 15 mm long, solitary on long stalks at the base of the leaves. Spur 1.5 to 3 mm long.

Identification difficulty
Habitat

Shady rocks and walls.

When to see it

May to September.

Life History

Perennial.

UK Status

Fairly frequent throughout most of Britain.

VC55 Status

Fairly frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland. In the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire it was found in 131 of the 617 tetrads.

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Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015

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