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A curious plant of ancient woodland.


Common Name Butchers-broom
Scientific Name Ruscus aculeatus
Species Group Asparagus Family Asparagaceae
Interest Level
Look for
Identification Notes
Primary Habitat
Family Lily family - Liliaceae
Status Occasional
Flower Colour Group White
  • 01 - January
  • 02 - February
  • 03 - March
  • 04 - April
Preferred Environment
Look for The sharp pointed green 'leaves' (these are in fact flat stems) Flowers are inconspicous
Additional Identification Notes
Similar Species

The records for this species have been organised into reports, charts, maps and photos. Click a pic below to see the detail:

Notebook Distribution Map Sites List Some Charts Some Photographs Recent Records Guidance Notes

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Asparagus Family Asparagaceae