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Ploughman's spikenard

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ploughman's spikenard
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Species with which Ploughman's-Spikenard (Inula conyzae) interacts


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I saw this for the first time in several years earlier this week - good to see it again and confirm that's what it was! Curious name though.

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Ploughman's Spikenard

Spikenard was a valuable Indian perfume ranked alongside Myrrh and Frankincense. Downland people used to hang it up by its roots to freshen the air - hence Poorman's or Ploughman's spikenard.

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Thanks for that!