Valerianella Locusta, Corn Salad



Common name:
Corn salad
Scientific name:
Valerianella locusta
Main flower color:
Range:
Scattered regions across most of the UK, though never very widespread
Height:
Up to 30 cm - shorter in drier locations
Habitat:
Dry grassland, dunes, fields, old walls, rocky places
Flowers:
Produced as dense, terminal, flat-topped clusters. The corollas are at most 2 mm in diameter, whitish to pale pink or lilac in colour, opening to five rounded lobes, and centred on three short white stamens
Leaves:
Oblanceolate to oblong, untoothed, with blunt tips and ciliate margins
Season:
April to August
Rarity:
★★★★★