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PLOUGHMAN’S-SPIKENARD Inula conyzae (Asteraceae) Height to 1m. Upright, downy biennial or perennial; stems often tinged red. Grows in dry grassland on calcareous soils. FLOWERS are borne in ovoid heads, 8-10mm long, comprising yellow florets, and purplish and green bracts; arranged in clusters (Jul-Sep). FRUITS are achenes. LEAVES comprise oval basal leaves, recalling those of Foxglove, and narrower stem leaves. STATUS-Locally common only in England and Wales.
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PLOUGHMAN’S-SPIKENARD Inula conyzae (Asteraceae) Height to 1m. Upright, downy biennial or perennial; stems often tinged red. Grows in dry grassland on calcareous soils. FLOWERS are borne in ovoid heads, 8-10mm long, comprising yellow florets, and purplish and green bracts; arranged in clusters (Jul-Sep). FRUITS are achenes. LEAVES comprise oval basal leaves, recalling those of Foxglove, and narrower stem leaves. STATUS-Locally common only in England and Wales.

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Date: 1 Jul 2013
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Credit: PAUL STERRY/NPL
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