First reported in the wild
Invasive species - risk of Medium Impact
Occasionally present, casual, vagrant, migratory
Introduction pathways - 1
Introduction pathways subclass - 1
NAPRA Ireland risk assessed
Annual weed, up to 60cm tall, leaves deeply pinnate with yellow flowers (Stace, 1997).
Arable and waste ground
Constructed, industrial and other artificial habitats
Pathway and vector description
Introduced as a contaminant in seed and animal feed (Reynolds, 2002).
Casual species, not thought to be established or spreading in Ireland, found on waste ground and roadsides (Reynolds, 2002; Stace, 1997).
Occasionally present - Present at a number of sites but not thought to persist.
Native to central Europe.
Date of first record category
Fifty year date category
Records submitted to Data Centre in 2023
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How can you help
Report any sightings to the National Biodiversity Data Centre.
Reynolds, S.C.P. (2002) A catalogue of alien plants in Ireland. National Botanic Gardens. Glasnevin, Dublin. Stace, C. (1997). New Flora of the British Isles 2nd Edition. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge