Irish wildflowers

Hoary Stock, Matthiola incana
Photos: Co. Wexford

Hoary Stock
Matthiola incana

Family: Brassicaceae

Flowering April - July. Annual or perennial. Introduced, garden escape.

Loose racemes of fragrant purple, reddish or white flowers with hairy sepals. Narrow, compressed fruit. Narrow, downy, greyish-green leaves, +/- untoothed. Erect, bushy growth, lower stems woody and leafless.

Infrequently recorded garden escape, coastal SE, E Ireland

Hoary Stock, Matthiola incana
Hoary Stock. September 2010

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