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Spindle (Euonymus europaeus)


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A shrub or small tree 2-6 metres tall. Spindle produces small greenish white flowers during June and July. Between September and November it produces four lobed fruits, which are a bright coral pink (pictured). The fruits open by splits to expose bright orange seed sheaths. It grows in woodlands and by ditches and rivers particularly on calcareous soils. Pictured near Old Warden, Bedfordshire November 2005.

5th Dec 2005 by Diane Earl

Biology, Science

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

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