Reseda alba   White Mignonette I

Reseda alba Reseda alba whole

This is an introduced plant from southern Europe where it is quite common. It had been known from this Welsh site for over 20 years and seemed to stay roughly the same size spreading just a little over that time. In 2011 there seemed to be no trace of the plant after "management" of the dunes had taken place. The deeply cut leaves and distinctive flower spikes mean that identification is usually straightforward.

Reseda alba is not common but dotted here and there throughout England, a few places in Wales of which this is one, and a few places in southern Scotland. There are very few sites in Ireland.

Dunes at the edge of golf course, Llandudno west shore 5th April 2005

Added on November 17th 2005, updated 17th November 2011, updated 10th November 2014

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