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Winter Aconite (Eranthis hyemalis)


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This plant is not native to Britain but was introduced to parks and gardens. However it can occasionally be found growing in woods and hedgebanks. It has a ruff of deeply cut petals underneath a flower consisting of bright yellow sepals (no petals are present). It flowers January to March) This plant was pictured in woods near Stagsden, Bedfordshire - 11th February 2006.

11th Feb 2006 by Diane Earl

Biology, Science

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