April to June

Tyrimnus leocographus* (Compositae)


Slender annual with spiny grey-green leaves, bases of which run down the stem as wings. Flower heads solitary, pink to lilac. 15-20mm.

Dry stony ground and waste land.


Pegia Forest. 2.4.2004

* Noted in Meikle as being a much large plant than this (up to 2m!), rare and only recorded from non-calcareous rocks.

This one on limestone. Identification uncertain!