West Highland Flora

Fleabane


Pulicaria dysenterica

 

Pulicaria dysenterica

Photo Carl Farmer
(9 Sep 2001 Berwick-on-Tweed)

Very rare in the area and not native.  Common in many parts of British Isles, in ditches and other wet ground.

Flowerhead diameter c 1.5-3 cm

ID: Ray florets short, disc florets occupy approx half of flowerhead diameter.  Leaves downy, with a felty feel.  Upper leaves heart-shaped at base, clasping stem.

Other features: Spreads by runners to form patches.  Receptacle-bracts have long sticky hairs.

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