Photos: roadside, County Cork
Golden-yellow flowers with many prominent stamens. Insect pollinated hermaphrodite flowers. Seed-set is poor as plants are self-incompatitable. Evergreen leaves. Vigorous growth, mainly spreads vegetatively. Height to 50cm.
Grows in full sun or deep shade, but prefers well-drained ground. Drought tolerant.
Established garden escape, former in demesnes, woodland, shady banks, roadsides. Also on waste ground, dunes.
Rose-of-Sharon. June 2008