Hyoscyamus niger

Range & Status

Archaeophyte; Eurosiberian southern-temperate species. Mainly south-east England, but also the coast of Ireland, Wales, southern Scotland and the Channel Islands.

Regional Distribution

A coastal rarity that persists in the dunes of Hayle Towans (SW53) and Penhale Sands (SW75) and sporadically occurs at other sites. In Cornwall it has been found in 82 1km squares in total and six since 1999. Rare in the Isles of Scilly where it occurs intermittently in dunes on Tresco (SV81).

Habitat & Ecology

Irregularly occurs on sand-dunes. A casual elsewhere, particularly on open, disturbed ground.




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