Common name: Nipplewort. Duilleog Bhríde.
This population originates from Co Down. Irish Grid reference: J594448.
Clusters of small dandelion like yellow flowers on stalks from May to September. Considered a weed it’s really quite pretty when looked at more closely.
Reported to be the larval food plant of Timaspis lampsanae a gall wasp, but the wasp isn’t specifically recorded in Ireland, perhaps overlooked. Seeds are good for small birds.
Road side verges, stony ground.
Sow from late autumn to early spring in trays or modules, prick out into modules, then plant out when large enough.
Upper leaves are edible.
Avg contents: 60 seeds.