ploughman's spikenard


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ploughman's spikenard

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(Plants) a European plant, Inula conyza, with tubular yellowish flower heads surrounded by purple bracts: family Asteraceae (composites). Also called: fleawort
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Some plants, such as Ploughman's Spikenard, remind us of past agriculture, others thrive because of canals, railways and roads, such as Danish Scurvygrass, a salt loving coastal plant found on many central reservations, and Buddleia, a lover of railway land.