Is it a native?
Whitlow Grass - introduced (*Erophila verna subsp. praecox)
Family: Brassicaceae (Cabbage, Turnip family).
Native of Europe.
Occurrence: Scattered. All records are pre-1990.
- it is a small plant to 20cm high (but all that I have seen are far less)
- it is leafless except for the basal rosette
- the four pink to white petals are deeply divided
- the fruit is less than three times as long as broad.
Subspecies verna is also likely to occur. Its fruit are more than 2.5 times as long as broad.
Although called a "grass", it is a member of the cabbage family.
Image: Whitlow grass. Dried specimen. Pigeon Hill. 1978.