West Highland Flora

Corn Marigold

Chrysanthemum segetum


Chrysanthemum segetum

Photo Carl Farmer
Summer 2000 Staffin, Skye

Occasional in arable fields and waste ground, much decreased due to cessation of arable farming.

Flower diameter c 3-7 cm

ID: Flowers a bit like a large version of Marsh Ragwort but leaves fleshy and dull bluish green, involucral bracts broad, not long and narrow like ragworts.

Other features: Annual.  Leaves and buds similar to those of garden chrysanthemums.  Stem thickened below flowerhead.

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