Valerianella umbilicata (Sullivant) Wood - Corn Salad
Family - Valerianaceae
Flowering - March - May.
Habitat - Fields, roadsides, waste places, low ground.
Origin - Native to North America.
Other information - This species has been reported from just two north Alabama counties. The plant can be identified by its opposite leaves, fairly large flowers (for the genus), and non-ciliate floral bracts. This is a larger plant the more common V. radiata (L.) Dufr.
Photographs taken near Tom's Creek, NC., 4-20-03.