Shepherd's-needle

Scandix pecten-veneris

Common Name:
Shepherd's-needle
Scientific Name:
Scandix pecten-veneris
Rank:
Dicots
Division:
Flowering Plants
Family (Vernacular):
umbellifer family
Family (Scientific):
Apiaceae
Longevity:
Annual
Status1:
Archaeophyte
Soil Moisture:
Dry-Moist
Star Rating:
Flowering:
Apr - Jul
Height:
10 - 15cm

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Species Description

Shepherd's-needle is an annual archaeophyte (i.e. an 'ancient' introduction established in GB before AD 1500) growing 10-15 cm in height and produces white flowers between April and July.