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Common knapweed by Philip Precey 2/2

Common Knapweed or Black Knapweed Centaurea nigra

Common Knapweed is a thistle-like plant that can be found on all kinds of grasslands from roadside verges to woodland rides, cliff tops to lawns. It is in bloom from June to September and is a huge favourite of all kinds of butterflies including Common Blues, Marbled Whites and Meadow Browns, and is sometimes covered in these species.

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Common.

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