Meadow-foam - Limnanthes douglasii

Alternative names
Poached Egg Plant

Limnanthes douglasii is a spreading bushy plant to 15 cm in height, with finely divided leaves and open bowl-shaped yellow flowers with white-tipped petals.

Identification difficulty

Usually found as an escape from cultivation, often near to habitation.

When to see it

Flowers in summer and autumn.

Life History


UK Status

Occasional casual records from most areas of Britain.

VC55 Status

Status in Leicestershire and Rutland not known.

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

UK Map