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3.4.11 001

Observed: 3rd April 2011 By: Ann BaughanAnn Baughan’s reputation in PlantsAnn Baughan’s reputation in PlantsAnn Baughan’s reputation in PlantsAnn Baughan’s reputation in Plants
3.4.11 001
Description:

White flower grows to about 7"

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Cuckooflower (Cardamine pratensis) interacts

Comments

Fenwickfield's picture

on closer inspection

Have had a closer look and I am not so sure,but cannot remove my ID

Fenwickfield

Tim Rich's picture

frustrating isn't it not to

frustrating isn't it not to be able to remove! Anyway, I think Iberis!

Tim Rich

Vinny's picture

I agree on Iberis - probably I.sempervirens.

Based on the fact that you can see the dense clump of foliage below the flowers - and I've never encountered Cardamine pratensis in such dense clusters.
Vinny

miked's picture

what habitat was it growing

what habitat was it growing in?

Fenwickfield's picture

same thought

I had later thought candytuft,the flowers are as you say not quite right.

Fenwickfield

Tim Rich's picture

had another look and not

had another look and not Iberis - don't know what this is

Tim Rich

Vinny's picture

I agree not Iberis...

…and as soon as I looked again I recalled Arabis ferdinandi-coburgii which I used to grow. There are other similar Arabis species so can't be 100%, but a far likelier bet! :)
Vinny

martinjohnbishop's picture

It is in CoL but I do not know how to show that on iSpot

Accepted scientific name:
Arabidopsis halleri (L.) O'Kane & Al-Shehbaz (accepted name)
Synonyms: -
Infraspecific taxon: Arabidopsis halleri subsp. gemmifera (Matsum.) O'Kane & Al-Shehbaz
Arabidopsis halleri subsp. halleri
Arabidopsis halleri subsp. ovirensis (Wulfen) O'Kane & Al-Shehbaz

lavateraguy's picture

The foliage looks different -

- unlobed via trifurcate. (It also doesn't appear to be stem-clasping, as in Arabis hirsuta and Arabis caucasica, though it's hard to be sure from this photograph.)

martinjohnbishop's picture

You could consider Arabibidopsis arenosa

Martin