Photographs: Barleycove, Co.Cork
Long-stalked yellow flowers, the petals longer than the sepals.
End-lobe of stipules broad. Leaves oval, crenate. Stems erect, tufted, often branched. Well-developed rhizomes. Many similaries to Mountain Pansy.
Coastal, dunes and grassland. Also inland N Ireland.
Similar: Wild Pansy, V. tricolor spp.tricolor.
Mountain Pansy, V. lutea. Hairless, creeping perennial. Flowers larger, pure yellow or blue-violet. Rare.
Above: Barleycove, Co.Cork. July 2007 Above: Derrynane, Co. Kerry. May 2007