Irish wildflowers


Photos: Patrick Slavin, Co.Dublin

Horse-radish
Armoracia rusticana
Meacan ragaim
Family: Brassicaceae

Flowering: May-June. Perennial. Garden escape. Introduced.

Panicles of small white flowers. Flowering can be infrequent, seed rarely ripens.
Large long-stalked basal leaves, toothed, oblong, erect.
Short-stalked stem leaves, small, sometimes lobed. Robust hairless plant.
Spreads by fragments from long, parsnip-like taproot. Height: To 1.5 m.

Occasional garden escape, waste ground, roadsides, dunes and seashores.
Scattered distribution in Ireland.
Most frequent E and SE.
     


Photos above: J.Seawright    
 

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