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Common Name: Field Madder
Sherardia arvensis is an annual plant that can grow up to 0.30 metres tall.
It has miscellaneous uses.
Most of Europe, including Britain, to the Mediterranean.
Bare and cultivated ground, arable fields and waste places throughout Britain, ascending to 350 metres in Scotland[
Succeeds in a sunny position in most soils, and does well in hot dry positions where it frequently self-sows[
]. This species can often become a weed in lawns[
Plants often produce both hermaphrodite and either male or female flowers[
A red or rose dye can be obtained from the plant[
Seed - sow spring in situ.