TG2405 : Common Fleabane (Pulicaria dysenterica)

taken 1 year ago, near to Caistor st Edmund, Norfolk, Great Britain

Common Fleabane  (Pulicaria dysenterica)
Common Fleabane (Pulicaria dysenterica)
Flowering beside the Boudica's Way long distance footpath, which traverses the crop field seen in the background. Common Fleabane (Pulicaria dysenterica) > LinkExternal link is a member of the daisy family and is common and widespread throughout much of England and Wales but it is rare in northern England. It prefers damp and open habitats such as water meadows and fens but can also be found growing along water courses, lakes and ponds. Its name is derived from the fact that if burnt, the smoke repels fleas and other insects. The bruised leaves are said to smell similar to soap. In former times, fleabane was used for treating dysentery.
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Date Taken
Saturday, 5 August, 2017   (more nearby)
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Saturday, 5 August, 2017
Geographical Context
Farm, Fishery, Market Gardening  Wild Animals, Plants and Mushrooms 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TG 2406 0518 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:35.8912N 1:18.4200E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TG 2417 0507
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Northwest (about 315 degrees)
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