Lolium temulentum

Range & Status

Archaeophyte. Perhaps originated in the Mediterranean region and South-west Asia. Scattered across Britain and Ireland with few modern records.

Regional Distribution

A very rare casual, mostly associated with waste disposal sites in recent decades, apart from one 1992 record near the Upper Tamar Lake where it grew in a flax field (SS21).

Habitat & Ecology

Waste places and arable field.

Threats

None known.

Conservation

None.