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Here is another one to identify, found at the copper mine at Morwellham.




Sorry - no idea at all! :-(

25 Jul, 2012


Again a closer view would help. Copper waste is extremely toxic to most plants so any growing on a waste heap would be very special and rare.

25 Jul, 2012


Best guess from the picture is Melampyrum sylvaticum Small cow wheat or Melampyrum pratense or common cow-wheat.

28 Jul, 2012


Thanks Pompernel, that is a great shout. It seems to be M. pratense but even with the name, it took a good while to try to sort out the different species. (

29 Jul, 2012

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