Common Fiddleneck - Amsinckia micrantha
It is a very hairy plant with deep yellow trumpet shaped flowers that have five very short petals. It grows to about 50 cm.
Amsinckia lycopsoides - there is one very old record in VC55
Corolla without hairy scales
Photograph of whole plant
Weed of arable land and waste ground preferring sandy soils.
May and June
Annual. It is an alien from America.
Occasional with most records coming from eastern England.
Rare in Leicestershire and Rutland. It was not recorded in the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire.
Leicestershire & Rutland Map
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Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015