Wall Lettuce - Mycelis muralis

    Description

    Leaves soft, pinnately lobed, toothed with a large triangular end lobe, the upper leaves clasping the stem. Flower heads small, pale yellow, 7 to 8 mm in a lax panicle, each with only 5 rayed florets.

    Identification difficulty
    Habitat

    Walls, waste ground, dry rocky places.

    When to see it

    June to September.

    Life History

    Perennial.

    UK Status

    Widespread but local throughout Britain.

    VC55 Status

    Occasional in Leicestershire and Rutland. In the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire it was found in 11 of the 617 tetrads.

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    Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015

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