Flora of Northern Ireland
  • Aphanes inexspectata Lippert - Slender Parsley-piert - Rosaceae
Aphanes inexspectata
(Map updated: March 2008)
 

Very similar to Aphanes arvensis. Both are small greenish plants of paths, quarries, hard-packed ground, walls, arable fields etc. The leaves are deeply lobed and the flowers are tiny and green, in clusters which are almost hidden by the leaf stipules. Distinguishing the species requires careful examination of these minute flowers. Both species are frequent.

All names: Aphanes inexspectata Lippert; Aphanes microcarpa auct. non (Boiss. & Reuter) Rothm.; Alchemilla microcarpa auct. non Boiss. & Reuter