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PERENNIAL CENTAURY Centaurium scilloides (Gentianaceae) Height to 25cm. Perennial with creeping stems and upright flowering stalks. Found in short turf and restricted to coastal cliffs. FLOWERS are 15-20mm across, stalked and pink; borne in few-flowered clusters (Jul-Aug). FRUITS are capsules. LEAVES are rounded and stalked on the creeping stems but narrower and unstalked on upright stems. STATUS-Rare and restricted to cliffs in Pembrokeshire; it may have disappeared from N Cornwall.
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PERENNIAL CENTAURY Centaurium scilloides (Gentianaceae) Height to 25cm. Perennial with creeping stems and upright flowering stalks. Found in short turf and restricted to coastal cliffs. FLOWERS are 15-20mm across, stalked and pink; borne in few-flowered clusters (Jul-Aug). FRUITS are capsules. LEAVES are rounded and stalked on the creeping stems but narrower and unstalked on upright stems. STATUS-Rare and restricted to cliffs in Pembrokeshire; it may have disappeared from N Cornwall.

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Date: 1 Jul 2013
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Credit: PAUL STERRY/NPL
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