Carthamus tinctorius

Tracheophyta MagnoliopsidaAsteraceaeCarthamusCarthamus tinctorius

Ecology

An annual or biennial herb used in bird-seed mixtures and appearing as a casual on rubbish tips, where farmyard manure has been dumped, and in other waste places. Lowland.

Status

Casual

World Distribution

C. tinctorius is not known as a wild plant, but it has long been cultivated in S. Europe, S.W. & S.C. Asia and elsewhere.

JNCC Designations

NBNSYS0000014665