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Welted Thistle

Ysgallen grech

Eu-dicots (True dicotyledons)
Family: Asteraceae
On path through fields from Clyro to Hay.
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Showing a floret I had to remove to aid identification. Variously described as "two-lipped" in one book and "1 lobe more deeply delimited" in another. I see it as three (upper) lobes distinct from the other two.

Other features in the keys agree anyway but this one is confusing !
17 August 2007
Category: Wild-growing plants and fungi of the British Isles
British Isles status: native

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Photographer: J R Crellin

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17/08/2007 11:03:17
1/125 sec - F/32
Lens: 60mm f/2.8 D
Sensitivity: ISO 320
Exp. compensation: -1 EV
Depth of field: 0.01 m (0.21 - 0.22)
Light value: 15.3

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