Recording the wildlife of Leicestershire and Rutland
All images on this website have been taken in Leicestershire and Rutland by NatureSpot members. We welcome new contributions - just register and use the Submit Records form to post your photos. Click on any image below to visit the species page. The RED / AMBER / GREEN dots indicate how easy it is to identify the species - see our Identification Difficulty page for more information. A coloured rating followed by an exclamation mark denotes that different ID difficulties apply to either males and females or to the larvae - see the species page for more detail.
For information about the Botanical Society of Britain and Ireland guidance on what to record for flora, see our guidance page.
- Approx 2.5 metres tall.
- flower spike compact and conical
- no spines on undersides of leaf veins
- subsp. babingtonii
1st confirmed record for VC55
- white milky latex
- yellow latex (juice)
- Sepals upwards around petals
- sepals down-turned