Alpine pennygrass

Thlaspi caerulescens

''Thlaspi caerulescens'', Alpine Penny-cress and also known as alpine pennygrass, is a flowering plant in the family Brassicaceae. It is found in Scandinavia and Europe.
Alpine Penny-Cress, Thlaspi caerulescens subsp. calaminaria April, 2016.
This plant is a metallophyte, abundant in the  grounds of the former Cd-Pb-Zn old mining and smelter site at Plombieres (Belgium). For more details see the two scientific references below.
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https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12655804 Belgium,Geotagged,Spring,Thlaspi caerulescens

Appearance

''Thlaspi caerulescens'' is a low biennial or perennial plant that has small basal rosettes of stalked elliptic–lanceolate leaves with entire margins. The one or more flowering stems have small stalkless, alternate leaves clasping the stem. The inflorescence is a dense raceme which continues to lengthen after flowering. The individual flowers are regular, with white or pinkish petals and are about 5 mm wide. Each has four sepals, four petals, six stamens with violet anthers, and a single carpel. The fruit is many-seeded and narrowly spatulate and has a notched tip. This plant flowers in late spring.

Distribution

In Europe it is found in Finland and Sweden, in all but the most northerly regions. It is also found in the Alps, the Massif Central, the Pyrenees, eastern Norway, southern Germany, and northern England. It is a plant of dry hillside meadows, forest margins, banks, gardens, lawns, pastures, field margins, yards and bare places.

Habitat

In Europe it is found in Finland and Sweden, in all but the most northerly regions. It is also found in the Alps, the Massif Central, the Pyrenees, eastern Norway, southern Germany, and northern England. It is a plant of dry hillside meadows, forest margins, banks, gardens, lawns, pastures, field margins, yards and bare places.

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Taxonomy
KingdomPlantae
DivisionAngiosperms
ClassEudicots
OrderBrassicales
FamilyBrassicaceae
GenusThlaspi
SpeciesT. caerulescens
Photographed in
Belgium