Reseda lutea

05 October 2020

From colonisers of carparks to infiltrators of lawns this collection is a celebration of those weedy wonders which bring life and diversity to otherwise barren places. Not only are many weeds fantastic pioneers of extremely challenging environments such as the cracks in a pavement or a baking hot motorway verge but many of them are also extremely valuable sources of pollen and nectar to many insects.

Known as yellow mignonette Reseda lutea has a habit of appearing in huge swathes across disturbed land before disappearing and making way for other plants. Its leaves and flowers are used to make weld dye.