SN0729 : Fox and cubs (Hierachium aurantiacum)

taken 13 years ago, near to Rosebush, Pembrokeshire/Sir Benfro, Great Britain

Fox and cubs (Hierachium aurantiacum)
Fox and cubs (Hierachium aurantiacum)
The fierce orange of the petals makes these flowerheads glow like cinders. The name derives from not only from the hue but from the fact that the inflorescence includes unopened buds, as can be seen here. Another name is Grimy Coalminer owing perhaps to the fact that the plant is covered in tiny black hairs.
It was brought to this country in the C17 as a medicinal herb good for eyesight but it has become naturalised as an escape, usually to be found in dry, waste places - here near the slateminers' terraced cottages below the quarries.
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Date Taken
Sunday, 27 July, 2008   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 28 July, 2008
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Plantlife   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SN 075 296 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:55.9260N 4:48.0151W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SN 075 296
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Northwest (about 315 degrees)
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