Range & Status
Archaeophyte. European Southern-temperate species. Widespread throughout lowland parts of Britain and Ireland, but declining rapidly.
Widespread in Cornwall and on all the inhabited islands on the Isles of Scilly. It is not clear whether it is declining.
Habitat & Ecology
Arable fields and waste places, and occasionally seen on road verges. It is rarely seen in great abundance.
Herbicides and change of crops in arable land-use.
Most sites are unprotected.