Sunday, 6 October 2013

Dittrichia viscosa

Dittrichia viscosa Sticky or Yellow fleabane
Sometimes called Inula viscosa

It flowers from August to November and originates from the Mediterranean. It is said that the grapes are ripe when the Sticky fleabane flowers. It grows from 50cm-1.5m and is an important  food plant for some species of butterfly and moths. It is very common on verges and roadsides in late summer/autumn. This plant is just beginning to flower again now, 25.08.2014 to brighten up the golden fields of summer. It is later this year, only in full flower from 23.9.2016.

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