Photo above: Paddy Berry, Wexford
Very tall, dense, spikes of yellow flowers. 5 stamens, stalks white-haired.
Basal leaves broad elliptical-oblong, white-woolly, tapered or short-stalked.
Stem leaves decurrent (continue down stems). Round woolly stem, usually
un-branched. Height: To 2m, but often less.
Waste ground, quarries, roadsides, rough grassland, walls.
Less frequent in N and W Ireland.
Photographs above: Sherkin Island, Co.Cork. August 2007