Yellow-wort - Blackstonia perfoliata

    Alternative names
    Yellow Wort

    Short to medium greyish, erect plant. Leaves oval to triangular, the upper ones fused around the stem. Flowers yellow, 8 to 15 mm with 6 to 8 petal lobes in lax, branched clusters.

    Identification difficulty

    Grassland, dunes and rocky places on calcareous soils.

    When to see it

    June to October.

    Life History


    UK Status

    Infrequent and local but widely distributed in England up to southern Scotland, often coastal in Wales.

    VC55 Status

    Quite rare in Leicestershire + Rutland. In the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire it was found in 3 of the 617 tetrads

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

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