Range & Status
Archaeophyte. European Southern-temperate species. Declining, but found widely in England, and scattered and in Wales, Scotland and Ireland.
Scattered in Cornwall, mostly east of Truro. Formerly recorded on Bryher (SV81), Isles of Scilly and across West Cornwall.
Habitat & Ecology
A rare arable weed and sometimes found on roadsides and sometimes in abundance.
Herbicides and change of crops in arable land-use.
Most sites are unprotected.