Chrysanthemum segetum

Range & Status

Archaeophyte. European Southern-temperate species. Widespread throughout lowland parts of Britain and Ireland, but declining rapidly.

Regional Distribution

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.