Keeled-fruited Cornsalad - Valerianella carinata
Similar to the more frequent Common Cornsalad but the fruits are grooved.
Ripe fruits are essential for identification; this plant cannot be verified from photos of the plant or flowers.
Fruit is about as thick as wide (squarish in x-section), and much longer than wide or thick, with a deep 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.
Walls, rocks and disturbed land.
Flowers April to June.
Local north as far as Yorkshire, rare elsewhere.
Seems to be uncommon, but possibly under recorded in Leicestershire and Rutland which has very few recent records. In the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire it was found in 2 of the 617 tetrads.
In the current checklist (Jeeves 2011) it is listed as Alien; archaeophyte. There are few confirmed records
It is on the VC55 Rare Plant Register
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