Bath Wildlife Sightings

Peltaria alliacea (Garlic Cress), Upper Swainswick, ST7568

Unconfirmed

Date first seen

Date last seen

19/06/2022

Frequency of Sighting

Species

Peltaria alliacea (Garlic Cress)

Evidence

Quantity

Colony extending about 2 metres

Locality

Upper Swainswick

Habitat

Hedgebank

Environmental Conditions

West-facing, sunny

Grid Reference

ST758682

Other Information

The purplish leaves suggest a cultivated form. At some distance from gardens but almost certainly spread from a local garden. Probably only the second record for the British Isles. Revisited to examine fruit on 19th June but very few flowers had developed a seed capsule, which suggests the plant may be a hybrid.

Recorded by

Rob Randall

Identified by

Rob Randall