Filago pyramidata   Broad-leaved Cudweed RRR DD N

Filago pyramidata whole Filago pyramidata flower

This plant, which is quite common on the continent, is now a special rarity in the British Isles. Here at the main nature reserve managed by Plantlife, there is so much of it that it is estimated that 85% of the total British population grows on this patch. It thrives all over a (used) footpath for many metres where there are literally thousands of plants to be seen.

Although there are many records pre 1970, this species is now found in only a few places in the south east of England only.

Ranscombe Farm, Kent 3rd June 2007

Added on 1s July 2007, updated 15th January 2009, updated 31st March 2010

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