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Field Penny-cress (Thlaspi arvense)


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The plant is just coming into flower. It has small white flowers with four petals. The flowers are stalked and grow in clusters at the tops of stems. It is a hairless upright plant with leafy stems. The leaves are narrow, arrow shaped at the base and toothed. They are stalkless and hug the stem. The fruits, from which the plant takes its name, (not shown) are oval with broad flattened wings. It grows widely on agricultural land. The plant flowers from May to July. Picture taken at Old Warden, Bedfordshire - May 28th 2006.

29th May 2006 by Diane Earl

Biology, Science

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