Flora of Northern Ireland
  • Adoxa moschatellina L. - Moschatel - Adoxaceae
Adoxa moschatellina
© Stan Beesley
Adoxa moschatellina
© Roy Anderson
Adoxa moschatellina
(Map updated: March 2008)

Arguably Ireland's rarest plant! Restricted to a few patches in woodland on the Cave Hill, Belfast, last remnants of a number of sites in that area, most of which have been destroyed. The flowers are tiny and greenish yellow, produced in an inflorescence of five individual flowers. One flower sits horizontally on top facing upwards but the others are arranged below it like the faces of a town hall clock. Flowers April.

All names: Adoxa moschatellina L.

NBN Atlas mapping: Species account : NBN Atlas UK Species Observations database

iNaturalist: Species account : iNaturalist World Species Observations database