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Eu-dicots (True dicotyledons)
Family: Ranunculaceae
Mendip Hills, Somerset.
Edford Wood.
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Near the stream. The species is recorded as growing wild for these parts but I note that this clone is light blue compared to other pictures I have seen. To some extent though this could be a film / camera etc issue. (What I am showing here is reasonably close to what I saw.)
From careful reading of Stace I would say this plant definitely shows the expected characteristics of the native species (such as upper sepal about as wide as high) but the flower may possibly show signs of some influence from garden varieties.
28 June 2004
Category: Wild-growing plants and fungi of the British Isles

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Photographer: J R Crellin

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28/06/2004 12:31:55
1/80 sec - F/5
Lens: 60mm f/2.8 D
Sensitivity: ISO 1600
Light value: 7.0

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