Corn Marigold - Glebionis segetum

    Description

    Short to tall greyish hairless plant. Stems erect, branched or unbranched. Leaves oblong, alternate deeply and sharply toothed. Flower heads yellow, 35 to 55 mm, large and Daisy like with strap shaped rays and a flat disk.

    Identification difficulty
    Recording advice

    The County Recorder has asked for a specimen of this plant to be retained for verification

    Habitat

    Arable land and preferring light soils, disturbed ground.

    When to see it

    June to October

    Life History

    Annual

    UK Status

    Locally frequent and widespread in Britain.

    VC55 Status

    Fairly frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland. In the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire it was found in 73 of the 617 tetrads.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map