An annual of roadsides, farmyards, waste ground, gravel-pits, rubbish tips and foreshores. Lowland.
This species, first recorded in the wild in 1700, is usually a casual introduction with wool, grain and bird-seed, but populations sometimes persist. It appears to have declined recently and is now of only occasional occurrence.
A Eurosiberian Temperate species, extending west as a native to Scandinavia, Belgium and Italy.
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