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Keeled-fruited Cornsalad

This autumn-germinating annual is found mainly in sites associated with human activity. Habitats include walls, gravel paths, paving, railway tracks and gardens. It does not occur in arable land. Lowland.

Narrow-fruited Cornsalad

An annual of arable land, especially on chalky soils, but locally also on sand and calcareous clay. It can be found most frequently in the corners of fields and along field edges which have escaped intensive management. It can germinate both in spring and autumn, but is most frequently found in spring-sown crops. It has moderately long-lived seeds. Lowland.

Hairy-fruited Cornsalad

A winter-annual of drought-prone, stony substrates, found on cliff edges, calcareous banks, walls, quarries and other dry open habitats. It has been considered as native on bare and disturbed limestone and hard chalk in Dorset and the Isle of Wight (Wigginton, 1999). Some older records are from arable land, where it was probably casual. Lowland.

Common Cornsalad

A winter-annual which occurs with other annuals on thin soils around rock outcrops and on scree, and on sand dunes and coastal shingle. It also grows in a wide range of disturbed habitats, including walls, gravel paths, railway tracks, in paving, gardens and, rarely, on arable land. Coastal populations are often the dwarf var. dunensis. The species is also commercially grown as a winter salad crop. 0-365 m (Wormhill, Derbys.).

Broad-fruited Cornsalad

An annual of arable land, generally found on fields margins which have escaped intensive management. It occurs on sand, calcareous clay and chalk soils, often as part of a species-rich annual community. Other habitats include quarry edges and spoil-tips. Seed may be relatively short-lived, and germination occurs in spring and autumn. Lowland.