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.

    Identification difficulty

    Hedgerows, verges and waste places – often close to habitation.

    When to see it

    Flowering May and June.

    Life History

    Deciduous shrub.

    UK Status

    Quite widespread particularly in the southern half of Britain.

    VC55 Status

    Status in Leicestershire and Rutland not known. It was not recorded in the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire.

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