Irish wildflowers

Narrow-fruited Cornsalad, Valerianella dentata
Photos: Co. Wexford

Narrow-fruited Cornsalad
Valerianella dentata
Ceathrú uain chaol
Family: Valerinaceae

Flowering June - July. Annual. Introduced.

Similar to Cornsalad, V. locusta but a taller, more erect plant. Fruits are not inflated, pear-shaped, flat on one side, 2mm long x 1mm wide. Calyx with persistent teeth, one distinctly longer tooth.

Arable land in central, S, E and SE Ireland, very rare, declining.

Similar: Broad-fruited Cornsalad, Valerianella rimosa

Narrow-fruited Cornsalad. September 2-10

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