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Knapweed – Centaurea scabiosa

Plant : Knapweed is a native wild flower, which grows in abundance in shrub land, hedgerows and woodlands, in rural Northumberland.  The plant produces slender stems, which grow up to 1 m tall.  It is a member of the Asteraceae family and is attractive to bees and butterflies.

Flower : The purple flower head is made up of numerous florets and it flowers between June and September.

Pollen : Click here to see more about the Centaurea scabiosa pollen.

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