Niger - Guizotia abyssinica

    Description

    Guizotia abyssinica is an erect, stout, branched plant bearing yellow daisy like flowers.

    Identification difficulty
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    Habitat

    Casual on tips and waste ground, and as a birdseed alien.

    When to see it

    Flowering August and September.

    Life History

    An annual, grown for its edible oil and seed which is used in bird feeders.

    UK Status

    Occasional, but widespread casual in Britain.

    VC55 Status

    Infrequently recorded in Leicestershire and Rutland.

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