Common Rock-rose - Helianthemum nummularium


    Often prostrate, but height can be up to 30 cm at times. Leaves green above, often grey hairy beneath, the margins sometimes rolled under. Flowers golden yellow, 12 to 20 mm with five petals.

    Identification difficulty

    Dry grazed meadows and short grassland, banks and rocky places.

    When to see it

    Flowers June to September.

    Life History

    Evergreen subshrub.

    UK Status

    Fairly frequent and widespread over much of Britain.

    VC55 Status

    Uncommon and local in Leicestershire and Rutland. In the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire it was found in 3 of the 617 tetrads.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map