Pellitory-of-the-Wall - Parietaria judaica

Alt Name
Spreading Pellitory
Description

Short to medium much branched herb with spreading stems. Leaves alternate, elliptical, untoothed and short stalked to 5 cm. Flowers small, greenish with yellow stamens in clusters at base of leaves, each four parted.

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Habitat

Walls, hedgebanks and stony places on well drained soil.

When to see it

June to October.

Life History

Perennial.

UK Status

Widespread in England, mainly coastal in Wales and scarce in Scotland.

VC55 Status

Occasional in Leicestershire and Rutland. In the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire it was found in 56 of the 617 tetrads.

Leicestershire & Rutland Map

UK Map