A rarity

Perennial CentauryThe Perennial Centaury (Centarium scilloides), which flowers in June, was thought to have only one native habitat in the UK – Newport Dunes. It has recently also been seen in Cornwall but it remains an exciting find.

It grows on the Atlantic coasts of Portugal, Spain and France but it is a rarity in the UK. Its seeds can survive for a couple of weeks in sea water and that may account for its distribution to our Western coastal areas. The dunes at Newport have a richness of wild flowers. Tread carefully!

Photo from http://www.bradfordbotanygroup.co.uk/Pembrokeshire.htm

About bookvolunteer

I'm passionate about books, about Oxfam and about making the world a better place. When I'm not filling the shelves in Oxfam Wilmslow, I might be found reading the books I've bought in the beautiful surroundings of North Pembrokeshire.
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