Guernsey Fleabane - Conyza sumatrensis
A tall (to over 1.5 metres) and very conspicuous plant when mature. Flowers with hairy phyllaries.
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.
Flowering July to October.
Annual. Fruit is wind-dispersed.
Becoming widespread and increasingly frequent in many parts of Britain.
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.
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