Centaurea aspera Asteraceae Rough Star-thistle

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Description - Purple flower head, petals long and floppy, spines on sepals can be seen in the photos. The plant grows in patches, with small narrow leaves

Habitat - Poor, sandy soils, established sand-dunes

Comments - This plant has come and gone over the last two hundred years. The present plants are found only at one site at Rocquaine, where they have established a stable population. Also known in Alderney, Jersey, and a couple of areas in South Wales

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