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BUTCHER’S-BROOM Ruscus aculeatus (Liliaceae) Height to 1m. Branched, evergreen perennial of shady woods, often on calcareous soils. FLOWERS are tiny and solitary; borne on upper surface of leaf-like structures (Jan-Apr). FRUITS are red berries. LEAVES are minute; oval, spine-tipped leaf-like structures are flattened branches. STATUS-Locally common native in S; naturalised elsewhere.
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BUTCHER’S-BROOM Ruscus aculeatus (Liliaceae) Height to 1m. Branched, evergreen perennial of shady woods, often on calcareous soils. FLOWERS are tiny and solitary; borne on upper surface of leaf-like structures (Jan-Apr). FRUITS are red berries. LEAVES are minute; oval, spine-tipped leaf-like structures are flattened branches. STATUS-Locally common native in S; naturalised elsewhere.

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Date: 1 Jul 2013
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Credit: PAUL STERRY/NPL
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