Smith’s Pepperwort

Usually it is Bill & Deirdre who send me records of the Locally Scarce Lepidium heterophyllum (Smith’s Pepperwort). However, this weekend Jean and Keith have found it in a new tetrad in Glen Brittle – the HQ for this species on Skye. They sent useful images some of which I will share here to show important diagnostic characteristics:

Branching from Base  Photo J&K Sadler

Branching from Base          Photo J&K Sadler

 

Clasping leaves    Photo J&K Sadler

Clasping leaves              Photo J&K Sadler

 

Long prominent persistent style in fruit  Photo J&K Sadler

Long prominent persistent style in fruit Photo J&K Sadler

 

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