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Rare flower found blooming in the U.K.

by webdev

August 08, 2011

The crested cow-wheat, a rare flower found in only a small region of East Anglia in England, was spotted in Bedford Borough recently, the British AboutMyArea website reports.

The flower was found growing in a roadside nature reserve, which is designated by the Bedford Borough Council as a protected site where local flowers and wildlife thrive without pesticides or fertilizers, allowing a varied and natural flora community to flourish across the country, the news source reports.

"We were delighted to hear that the crested cow-wheat was found in one of our roadside nature reserves in Bedford," said Councillor Charles Roydon, Portfolio Holder for the Environment and Transport. "Our approach to the management of roadside nature reserves is clearly proving successful if rare plant species are now being found at roadside nature reserves."

The flower is characterized by its purple tube-like blooms, hooded, yellow upper lip with flattened sides and nearly stalkless leaves, according to Nature Gate. The flower generally blooms between July and August in rocky hillside meadows and roadsides.

Flowers like the crested cow-wheat are perfect for country style floral arrangements and can accent a tropical flower arrangement nicely.

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