COMMON CORNSALAD

LAMB'S LETTUCE

Valerianella locusta

Valerian Family [Valerianaceae]

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status
statusZnative
flower
flower8azure flower8blue flower8white
inner
inner8white
morph
morph8actino
petals
petalsZ5
type
typeZumbel
stem
stem8square
stem
stem8ribbed

20th April 2012, Angerton Point prom, Foxfield, Cumbria. Photo: © RWD
Indistinguishable from Keel-Fruited Cornsalad apart from the exact shape of the fruit which are as wide as they are thick and much longer than they are wide, and with a deep V-groove on the abaxial face - in other words: canoe shaped). They differ from those of Common Cornsalad which are about twice as thick as wide, but hardly longer than they are thick and only shallowly grooved on the abaxial face (sorry, no photos of Common Cornsalad fruits as yet).


20th April 2012, Angerton Point prom, Foxfield, Cumbria. Photo: © RWD
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20th April 2012, Angerton Point prom, Foxfield, Cumbria. Photo: © RWD
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20th April 2012, Angerton Point prom, Foxfield, Cumbria. Photo: © RWD
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20th April 2012, Angerton Point prom, Foxfield, Cumbria. Photo: © RWD
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20th April 2012, Angerton Point prom, Foxfield, Cumbria. Photo: © RWD
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20th April 2012, Angerton Point prom, Foxfield, Cumbria. Photo: © RWD
Stems seem to interpenetrate the leaves.


20th April 2012, Angerton Point prom, Foxfield, Cumbria. Photo: © RWD
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Not to be confused with : Lettuce or Lamb's-Ear [plants with similar names]

Easily mistaken for : Flower

Easily mis-identified as : other Cornsalads such as Keeled-fruited Cornsalad

Some similarities to : Flower

Slight resemblance to : Flower

Superficial resemblance to : Flower

Lookee-Likees : Flower

Uniquely identifiable characteristics

Distinguishing Feature :

No relation to : Flower [a plant with similar name].


  Valerianella locusta  ⇐ Global Aspect ⇒ Valerianaceae  

Distribution
 family8Valerian family8Valerianaceae

 BSBI maps
genus8Valerianella
Valerianella
(Cornsalads)

COMMON CORNSALAD

LAMB'S LETTUCE

Valerianella locusta

Valerian Family [Valerianaceae]