Wild Mignonette - Reseda lutea

Alternative names

A medium to tall, branched, bushy, hairless plant. Leaves mostly small, pinnately lobed with one or two pairs of lobes on each side. Flowers pale yellow with 6 sepals and petals borne in terminal spikes.

Identification difficulty

Disturbed, waste and cultivated land, usually on calcareous soils

When to see it

June to September.

Life History

Biennial or perennial.

UK Status

Widespread but occasional in Britain, and scarce in many areas except in southern and eastern England.

VC55 Status

Not particularly common in Leicestershire + Rutland. In the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire it was found in 70 of the 617 tetrads.

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

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