Definition of shepherd's needle in English:

shepherd's needle

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noun

  • A white-flowered Eurasian plant of the parsley family, with long needle-shaped fruit.
    • Scandix pecten-veneris, family Umbelliferae
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    • Flowers, such as cornflowers, scarlet pimpernel and shepherd's needle, used to be a common sight in the county's cornfields 50 years ago, but today many are rare, or even extinct.
    • The report suggests that the species most at risk are the plants associated with arable habitats - including highly threatened species such as cornflower and shepherd's needle.
    • Prints of the cornflower and shepherd's needle are available from the English Nature Press Office.

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