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Hoary cress

Observed: 26th May 2013 By: hobgoblinhobgoblin’s reputation in Plantshobgoblin’s reputation in Plantshobgoblin’s reputation in Plants
Hoary Cress
Description:

Was about 40-50 cms tall, leaves arrow-sahaped and clasping round stem , hairless . If I remember rightly had a rather unpleasant smell when bruised

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Hoary Cress (Lepidium draba) interacts

Comments

hobgoblin's picture

Field penny cress

Pretty sure that it not Hoary Cress cos that is edible and this was not pleasant smelling ,also the leaf edge was smooth and not so with Hoary Cress which has a wavy edge to it , but ta for comment

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The abundant ramification and

The abundant ramification and flat inflorescence rather suggests Lepidium draba. I agree that it is not 100% sure either way from those pics.
Cheers

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Field penny cress

Yeah , think the poor photo the problem but am pretty sure is not Hoary cress, and due to the other characteristics aligning more with penny cress think have to stick with original ident Thlaspi arvense, but ta for time and input

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Hoary Cress

Think you absolutely right , my reference image for Hoary Cress must have been the Thanet variety , leaves were more wavy or escalloped which made me think it not right, but managed to enlarge original photo and put it against a non thanet variety and it matches, ta v for your time and knowledgeable input

Ambroise's picture

cheers

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ID

Need to see the fruits for a definite ID.

hobgoblin's picture

Pennycress

V, true )

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Inflorescence

The inflorescence structure does not fit pennycress.

cicuta58

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Hoary Cress

Ta v for ident, was wary bout Hoary Cress ident at first cos the reference image I had must have been for the Thanet variety , but on closer inspection of leaves and inflorescence completely agree, ta v