Aphanes microcarpa (Boiss. & Reut.) Rothm. - Slender Parsley Piert
Family - Rosaceae
Note the thumb and fingertips left for scale.
Arrow shows flowers.
Flowering - February - April.
Habitat - Disturbed sites, cultivated fields, waste ground.
Origin - Native to Europe.
Other information - This little species can be found in scattered counties in Alabama and is probably more common than is reported. It is a common weed in cultivated fields but often overlooked because of its small size and short growing season. The plant is usually dried and gone by mid April.
Photographs taken in Auburn, AL., 2-19-05.