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Greater Knapweed

Observed: 5th August 2011 By: hilaryphilaryp’s reputation in Plantshilaryp’s reputation in Plantshilaryp’s reputation in Plantshilaryp’s reputation in Plants

These plants were growing in a hedgerow beside the road and were about 80cms high. Deep purple-red flowers, I drove past this morning and the verges had been mown and they have all been cut down.

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Species with which Greater Knapweed (Centaurea scabiosa) interacts


Fenwickfield's picture

So sad

I wonder if it was private or council who did it,if it was the council I would have thought they would wait till late August as my local council does,then it give the plants time to seed.I wish people would think before they obliterate thing's , at least you captured there beauty before they were mown down.Just noticed it is Slaley not sure if that is CoDurham or Northumberland council,but lot's of private land around there too.


hilaryp's picture

Sad indeed

Thanks Fenwickfield, I think the minor roads round here are cut by contractors on behalf of the Northumberland County Council. I was very disappointed they had been cut down before setting seed too.