moschatel


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moschatel

(ˌmɒskəˈtɛl)
n
(Plants) a small N temperate plant, Adoxa moschatellina, with greenish-white musk-scented flowers on top of the stem, arranged as four pointing sideways at right angles to each other and one facing upwards: family Adoxaceae. Also called: townhall clock or five-faced bishop
[C18: via French from Italian moscatella, diminutive of moscato musk]
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Steep sides protected it from development so it remains a refuge for oak, ash, beech, hazel, bluebells, moschatel and goldilocks buttercups, flag iris, dog violet, kingfisher and spotted woodpecker.
Ground flora includes bluebells, ramsons, sanicles, moschatels and goldilocks buttercups.