Erophila Verna, Common Whitlowgrass



Common name:
Common whitlowgrass
Scientific name:
Erophila verna
Main flower color:
Range:
All across the UK
Height:
Up to 20 cm
Habitat:
Dry grassland, rocky or sandy places
Flowers:
In compact clusters at the top of hairy, leafless stems. The tiny white petals are only around 2.5 mm long, notched almost to the base, and non-overlapping. The six short yellow stamens are evenly arranged around the central pistil
Fruit:
Long-stalked, flattened, elliptical pods
Leaves:
In a basal rosette; lanceolate, narrowing at the base to a wide stalk, with a sparse covering of coarse hairs
Season:
March to May
Rarity:
★★★★★