Irish wildflowers BSBI map

Meadow-foam, Limnanthes douglasii
Photographs: near Mizen Head, Co. Cork

Meadow-foam / Poached-egg Plant
Limnanthes douglasii
Family: Limnnanthaceae

Flowering: June-October. Annual. Introduced.

The shallow cup-shaped flowers are white with yellow centres and seed very freely. Glossy, fine-toothed leaves are yellow-green and twice pinnate. Erect to spreading growth habit with slender stems.

An occasional garden escape on roadsides and wasteground.

Meadow-foam, Limnanthes douglasii
Meadow-foam / Poached-egg Plant, Limnanthes douglasii

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