Swine-cress - Lepidium coronopus

    Alt Name
    Swinecress, Coronopus squamatus
    Description

    Low to short prostrate plant. Leaves mostly 1 to 2 pinnately lobed dark green and strap like. Flowers small, white 2 to 3 mm in short crowded racemes. Fruit kidney shaped, net veined.

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    Habitat

    Waste ground, pathways and trampled ground, particularly field gateways.

    When to see it

    June to September.

    Life History

    Annual or biennial.

    UK Status

    Frequent throughout much of Britain, but mainly coastal in the North.

    VC55 Status

    Frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland. In the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire it was found in 272 of the 617 tetrads.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map