Weld - Reseda luteola

    Alternative names
    Dyer’s Rocket

    Tall, hairless plant to 130 cm, leaves lanceolate, unlobed, wavy edged. Flowers yellowish green, 4 or 5 mm; sepals and petals 4, in a long terminal spike, sometimes bending or curving.

    Identification difficulty

    Stony and sandy places, waste ground, roadsides, paths and field margins.

    When to see it

    June to September.

    Life History


    UK Status

    Frequent throughout much of Britain but scarce in the north.

    VC55 Status

    Frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland. In the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire it was found in 140 of the 617 tetrads.

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