Guernsey Fleabane - Conyza sumatrensis

    Alt Name
    Tall Fleabane, Broad-leaved Fleabane

    A tall (to over 1.5 metres) and very conspicuous plant when mature.  Flowers with hairy phyllaries. 

    Identification difficulty

    Usually found in areas of well-drained, open and disturbed ground, such as waste land, railway-sides and docks, chiefly around towns. It also occurs as a wool casual.

    When to see it

    Flowering July to October.

    Life History

    Annual. Fruit is wind-dispersed.

    UK Status

    Becoming widespread and increasingly frequent in many parts of Britain.

    VC55 Status

    A new arrival to our region in 1997, it seems to be increasing in Leicestershire and Rutland. It was not recorded in the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map