Yellow Nonea - Nonea lutea
Nonea lutea has primrose yellow flowers with a deeper yellow throat which grow in profusion on radiating stems that may be drooping or prostrate. The stem is bristly to the touch and the dark green leaves are lanceolate with entire margins, rough in texture, up to 6cm long and 2cm broad; they are hairy and have raised pimples or warts.
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Occasionally escaping from cultivation and establishing in the wild so most likely to be encountered close to habitation.
Flowering in March and April.
This native of America is widespread in Britain but with just a scattering of records.
Rare or under recorded in Leicestershire and Rutland. It was not recorded in the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire.
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Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015