Alpine Penny-Cress

Alpine Penny-Cress

Observation - Alpine Penny-Cress - UK and Ireland. Description: This is growing on the site of old lead mining spoil. Spring Sandwort, Minuatia verna, occurs on th

This is growing on the site of old lead mining spoil. Spring Sandwort, Minuatia verna, occurs on the same site. Both species, while not very similar, have white flowers and were both known locally as Lead Wort. They are some of the few plants which can tolerate lead. This area is riddled with old lead mines.