Kerria - Kerria japonica
Vigorous shrub with green young shoots bearing simple, toothed leaves and solitary 5-petalled yellow flowers. It is often grown in gardens and double flowered varieties also occur as escaper from cultivation.
Hedgerows, verges and waste places often close to habitation.
Flowering May and June.
Quite widespread particularly in the southern half of Britain.
Status in Leicestershire and Rutland not known. It was not recorded in the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire.
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