Bullwort - Ammi majus


    Ammi majus is tall, branching plant with 2 to 3-pinnate leaves and large compound umbels of small white flowers.

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    Found in parkland and neglected gardens, on spoil-tips and roadsides. It is a wool-shoddy or bird-seed alien which is usually casual.

    When to see it

    Flowers in summer.

    Life History


    UK Status

    Widespread but occasional casual, mainly occurring in the southern half of Britain.

    VC55 Status

    Rarely recorded as a casual in Leicestershire and Rutland.

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