Common Fleabane - Pulicaria dysenterica


Medium, hairy, stoloniferous plant. Stems erect, branched above. Basal leaves wither by flowering time. Flowerheads daisy like, golden yellow 15 to 30 mm in lax flat topped clusters, rays numerous linear.

Identification difficulty

Damp habitats, water margins, wet ditches, marshes and wet meadows.

When to see it

August and September.

Life History


UK Status

Found throughout Britain except in Scotland.

VC55 Status

It is fairly frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland in suitable habitats. In the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire it was found in 96 of the 617 tetrads

Leicestershire & Rutland Map


Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015

UK Map