Perennial Wall-rocket - Diplotaxis tenuifolia
A medium to tall plant, woody at the base. The stems are leafy, leaves mostly with 4 to 8 segments, hairless except at the margin and strong smelling when crushed. Flowers sulphur yellow, 15 to 30 mm. Seeds stiffly erect.
other yellow crucifers
Glabrous, with deeply pinnately lobed leaves. Seed-pods long, with seeds in two rows under each valve.
The County Recorder has asked for a specimen of this plant to be retained for verification
Waste places and rocky habitats.
May to September.
Naturalised in south eastern England, but casual further north.
A rare ancient introduction in VC55. Prior to the Croft Hill record of June 2012, the last record for VC55 was in 1997. In the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire it was found in only 1 of the 617 tetrads.
In the current Checklist (Jeeves, 2011) it is listed as Alien (archaeophyte), rare.
It is in the local VC55 Rare Plant Register
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