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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Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015

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