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.