Pellitory-of-the-Wall - Parietaria judaica

Alternative names
Spreading Pellitory

Short to medium much branched herb with spreading stems. Leaves alternate, elliptical, untoothed and short stalked to 5 cm. Flowers small, greenish with yellow stamens in clusters at base of leaves, each four parted.

Identification difficulty

Walls, hedgebanks and stony places on well drained soil.

When to see it

June to October.

Life History


UK Status

Widespread in England, mainly coastal in Wales and scarce in Scotland.

VC55 Status

Occasional in Leicestershire and Rutland. In the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire it was found in 56 of the 617 tetrads.

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

UK Map