Erucastrum gallicum   Hairy Rocket C DD I

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This was a weed found in badly managed shrubbery outside a block of flats in South London which is to be expected as it is a plant of waste and arable land. Eruscatrum gallicum is an introduction from Europe which can be biennial or annual and which is found mostly in southern England and southern Ireland, only a little in Wales and with virtually none in Scotland.

You can easily see the hairs on the stem and on the buds on even this very small plant.

West Sutton shrubbery, London 2nd July 2006

Added on 12th July 2006, modified 10th January 2007, updated 9th Janury 2009, updated 29th March 2010

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