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Spear Thistle (Cirsium vulgare) and Bumble bee


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A cottony, spiny plant with prickly leaves and a few clustered flowerheads with pink-purple florets. It is found on wasteground, roadsides, grasslands and open woodlands. This picture shows a bumble bee on one of the few remaining flowers. Pictured near Stevington early September 2005.

1st Sep 2005 by Diane Earl

Biology, Science

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Foundation, Key Stage 1, Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3, Key Stage 4, Key Stage 4+

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