Lesser Swine-cress - Lepidium didymum
A delicate, feathery looking, yellowish green plant, with pungent smelling leaves. Flowers very small (1mm). Fruit 1.5 to 2 mm obviously two lobed and notched.
Small plant, all leaves pinnate; scented when crushed; no petals, or very short; 2 (sometimes 4) fertile stamens; fruit-stalks longer than fruit
General photo of plant in habitat; close up of flowers and fruit
Bare and waste ground, cultivated land.
June to September.
Mainly found in Southern England and South Wales, local elsewhere in Britain.
Occasional in Leicestershire and Rutland. In the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire it was found in 11 of the 617 tetrads.
In the current Checklist (Jeeves, 2011) it is listed as Alien (neophyte), scarce
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