Irish wildflowers

Keeled-fruited Cornsalad, Valerianella carinata, Ceathrú uain dhroimneach
Photos: Kinsale, Co.Cork

Keeled-fruited Cornsalad
Valerianella carinata
Ceathrú uain dhroimneach
Family: Valerianaceae

Flowering: March-October. Introduced.

Many tiny bluish-white flowers, no calyx, 3 stamens and stigmas.
Oblong fruit, longer than wide, with deep wide groove on one side.
Un-divided leaves, branched stems. Slightly hairy or hairless plant. 10-30cm.

Frequent and sometimes locally abundant in S, E Ireland. Increasing.
Dry, disturbed ground, walls, pavements, gardens. Not found on arable land.
Identification by Paul Green
Similar: Cornsalad, V. locusta

Above: Keeled-fruited Cornsalad. Kinsale Bridge, Co.Cork.

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