Reseda lutea L.
cut-leaf mignonette, cutleaf mignonette, cut-leaved mignonette, wild mignonette, yellow mignonette
Native to northern Africa (i.e. Algeria, Egypt, Libya, Morocco and Tunisia), the Madeira Islands, the Canary Islands, Europe (i.e. France, Portugal, Spain, the Netherlands, Poland, Albania, Bulgaria, Greece, Italy, Malta, Romania, Yugoslavia, Belarus and Ukraine) and western Asia (i.e. Cyprus, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, Turkey, western Russia and Turkmenistan).
Widely naturalised in southern and eastern Australia (i.e. in south-eastern Queensland, in the sub-coastal and inland districts of eastern New South Wales, in southern and north-western Victoria, in Tasmania, in many parts of South Australia and in south-western Western Australia).
While this species is mainly a weed of agricultural areas (i.e. crops, pastures, roadsides and waste places) it may also invade natural vegetation in some situations. In Western Australia it is mainly found on calcareous soils in the south-western parts of the state.