Under a cultivated hedgerow. Perhaps a degenerated garden escape?
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Perhaps a depauperate Conyza canadensis.
Looks rather like Erigeron acris but the leaves are wrong.
*waves at Stewart* depauperate, huh? "Stunted, under-developed."
Oh, you really know how to wound!
It is a bit spindly, but this is mid December, and it's been pretty darned cold lately.
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It's probably etiolated because it's growing under a hedgerow, in a darkish spot. Sometimes cars park there, blocking off even more light. (Etiolated, depauperate, both nice words!)
Etiolated is indeed a nice word, but I knew that one at school.... depauperate is much more "grown up".
And it has overtones of being a pauper: starved, skinny, depressed... all very appropriate.
This is one of the things I love most about iSpot, you get input from some very, very knowledgeable people, who are kind enough to share what must have taken years to accumulate.
And, Moremoth, forgot to say, what lovely clear photos!
Thanks - I know that good photos give me the best chance of someone knowing what they are photos of!
Yes indeed: and your close-up of the flower is beautifully clear.
It often helps to have a close-up of the underside of a flower as well, so that the sepals can be observed: there are often ID pointers there.
Actually your second picture is good enough to be put on the wall!
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