Lapsa communis - Nipplewort

Phylum: Magnoliophyta - Class: Equisetopsida - Order: Asterales - Family: Asteraceae

Nipplewort, Closeup og flowers

Although commonly seen on wasteland, Nipplewort also colonises hedges and other shady places. This plant is common throughout Britain and Ireland.

Flowers of Nipplewort, Lapsa communis

The delicate composite flowers appear from June onwards and remain closed up during bad weather.


The plants shown on this page were photographed in Wales UK in July.

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