Irish wildflowers

Lesser Water-plantain, Baldellia ranunculoides
The Burren, Co.Clare

Lesser Water-plantain, Baldellia ranunculoides

Lesser Water-plantain
Baldellia ranunculoides
Corrchopóg bheag
Family: Alismataceae

Flowering June - August. Perennial. Native.

Terminal umbel of long-stalked, three-petalled, pale-pink or whitish flowers. Carpels form crowded, globular head. Long-stalked linear-lanceolate leaves, smelling of coriander when crushed. Submerged strap-like leaves and stolons often present. Erect growth, sometimes rooting at nodes, 5-20cm tall.

Found at the edge of +/- calcareous or brackish water. Widespread but most frequent in central and western Ireland.

Similar: Water-plantain
Lesser Water-plantain, Baldellia ranunculoides       Lesser Water-plantain, Baldellia ranunculoides


Lesser Water-plantain, Baldellia ranunculoides       Lesser Water-plantain, Baldellia ranunculoides


Lesser Water-plantain, Baldellia ranunculoides
Lesser Water-plantain, Baldellia ranunculoides. Carran turlough, the Burren. April and June 2009

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