Irish wildflowers sitemap





Swine-cress
Coronopus squamatus
Cladhthach
Family: Brassicaceae

Flowering: June-September. Annual/biennial. Possibly introduced.

Tiny white flowers in leaf axils. Fruit pointed or rounded at top, very rough. Deeply pinnate stalked leaves. Numerous spreading stems, branched. Usually hairless.

Wasteland, trampled arable land, roadsides. Mainly coastal, rare further inland.

Similar: Lesser Swinecress, C. didymus.
Smaller. Probably introduced.
     



Above left: Swinecress (Coronopus squamatus), right: Lesser Swinecress (C.didymus)

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