Irish wildflowers

Wild Mignonette, Reseda lutea
Photos: Co. Wexford

Wild Mignonette, Reseda lutea

Wild Mignonette
Reseda lutea
Buí beag
Family: Resedaceae

Flowering time: May-September. Perennial / biennial. Probably introduced.

Spikes of unscented yellow-green flowers with 6 petals and sepals. The basal leaf rosette is once or twice pinnate, many stem leaves. Erect and/or sprawling ribbed stems. Height: 30-70cm.

Grows on well-drained soils. Sandy waste ground, roadsides, dis-used quarries, limestone and on dunes. Mainly E Ireland. Probably introduced.

Similar: Weld, Reseda luteola
Wild Mignonette, Reseda lutea       Wild Mignonette, Reseda lutea

Wild Mignonette, Reseda lutea. June 2010

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