hastingshippies's picture

A Willowherb?

Observed: 9th May 2013 By: hastingshippies
5-P1260582
6-P1260586
3-P1260609
1-P1260591
4-P1260583
2-P1260607
Description:

The seed pods make me think this is probably a willowherb but not one that I have seen before. Can anybody help? Thanks for looking.

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Species with which Cuckooflower (Cardamine pratensis) interacts

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lavateraguy's picture

How to tell the difference ...

... between a crucifer and a willowherb:

With experience one learns to distinguish the various groups of tetrapetalous flowers at a glance, but until you reach that point, (nearly all) crucifers have 6 stamens - 4 of one size, and 2 of another - while willowherbs have 8 stamens. (Poppies have many stamens.)