Irish wildflowers BSBI map

Hoary Stock, Matthiola incana
Photographs: Co. Wexford

Hoary Stock
Matthiola incana

Family: Brassicaceae

Flowering April - July. Annual or perennial. Garden escape.

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

An infrequently recorded garden escape on the south-east, east and north-east Irish coasts.

Similar: Sea Stock, Matthiola sinuata is very rare and decreasing

Hoary Stock, Matthiola incana
Hoary Stock, Matthiola incana

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