The descriptive text, below the map, is from the Cornish Red Data Book (2009). The map on this web page depicts the organisms distribution and shows the records made pre-2000 and those made since.
Range & Status
Archaeophyte. European Southern-temperate species. Scattered across lowland Britain, but most common in the south-east. Rare in Ireland.
Scattered in Cornwall where it has declined dramatically. It was formerly found on St.
Mary' s, Isles of Scilly (SV91). Recent occurrences may be from seed-mixes.
Habitat & Ecology
Arable fields, waste places and roadside verges.
Herbicides and change of crops in arable land-use.
Most sites are unprotected.
I.J. Bennallick, S. Board, C.N. French, P.A. Gainey, C. Neil, R. Parslow, A. Spalding and P.E. Tompsett. eds. 2009. Red Data Book for Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. 2nd Edition.Croceago Press.
The Cornish Red Data Book Project was led by the Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Federation for Biological Recorders (CISFBR). The full text and species accounts (minus the maps) are available on the CISFBR website.