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This is an attractive but quite variable plant which has yellow anthers dripping from the florets. The variation in appearance has led to some suggestions of various sub species which aren't yet fully accepted so this is the only species recognised by the authorities. It tends to prefer neutral or basic soils and you can find it on banks or in limestone pavement for instance. It has a scattered distribution with a slight preference for coastal sites particularly in north eastern England, eastern Scotland and the very north coast of Scotland.

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South Stack RSPB car park, 22nd June 2010

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Sefton coast, Crosby 13th June 2007

Added on December 6th 2005, updated 14th February 2012

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