Range & Status
Archaeophyte. European Southern-temperate species. Mainly found in the chalk areas of south-east England and along the coast of the extreme north-east England and south-east Scotland.
Seen in an arable field near the coast at Porthcothan (SW87), in 2003, where it is probably a casual. There are three historic records.
Habitat & Ecology
The 2003 record was from an arable field growing malting barley, which may have been sourced from south-east England.