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HERB-PARIS Paris quadrifolia (Liliaceae) Height to 35cm<br />
Unusual and distinctive perennial that grows in undisturbed damp woodland, often on calcareous soils. FLOWERS are curious and comprise narrow greenish yellow petals and sepals, topped by a dark, purplish ovary and yellow stamens; solitary and terminal (May-Jun). FRUITS are black berries. LEAVES are broad, oval and borne in whorls of 4. STATUS-Widespread throughout much of the region but always extremely local.
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HERB-PARIS Paris quadrifolia (Liliaceae) Height to 35cm
Unusual and distinctive perennial that grows in undisturbed damp woodland, often on calcareous soils. FLOWERS are curious and comprise narrow greenish yellow petals and sepals, topped by a dark, purplish ovary and yellow stamens; solitary and terminal (May-Jun). FRUITS are black berries. LEAVES are broad, oval and borne in whorls of 4. STATUS-Widespread throughout much of the region but always extremely local.

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Date: 9 Jun 2007
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Credit: LAURIE CAMPBELL/NPL
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