Wild Mignonette - Reseda lutea
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.
Disturbed, waste and cultivated land, usually on calcareous soils
June to September.
Biennial or perennial.
Widespread but occasional in Britain, and scarce in many areas except in southern and eastern England.
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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