Calendula arvensis Asteraceae Field Marigold

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Description - At first, one might mistake this for the more common Pot Marigold Calendula officinalis, but this plant grows taller (up to 35cm) and flowers and leaves are smaller.

Habitat - Recent records are mainly coastal, but it can turn up anywhere. It copes with quite poor soil.

Comments - This is an uncommon plant, which will occur in one location for several years and then vanish. It comes from southern Europe, and is rarely seen on mainland Britain.

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