Flixweed - Descurainia sophia
Medium to tall hairy plant. Leaves grey-green, 2 or 3 pinnately lobed, fern like. Flowers pale yellow, small (3 mm) petals shorter than sepals. Fruit very slender, 8 to 45 mm curving, sometimes almost erect.
This is rare in VC55 so a photo is needed for verification. Photograph whole flowering plant in habitat
Waste places, tips, spoil heaps or on light, sandy disturbed soils.
Flowers June to August.
Infrequent but widespread in Britain.
Uncommon in Leicestershire and Rutland. In the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire it was found in 7 of the 617 tetrads.
In the current Checklist (Jeeves, 2011) it is listed as Alien, archaeophyte, rare.
It is on the local VC55 Rare Plant Register
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