131302 BRISTLY OXTONGUE Picris echioides (Asteraceae) Height to 80cm. Branched and upright annual or biennial. Stems are covered in stiff bristles. Grows in dry grassland and disturbed ground. FLOWERS are borne in heads, 20-25mm across, with pale yellow florets; carried in open clusters (Jun-Oct). FRUITS have feathery hairs. LEAVES are oblong, the upper ones clasping; covered in swollen-based bristles and pale spots. STATUS-Locally common in S Britain but scarce elsewhere.