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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