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Nottingham Catchfly

Eu-dicots (True dicotyledons)
Family: Caryophyllaceae

Apparently this species is not dioecious exactly but certainly seems that way on first encounter. Sources vary on the exact behaviour. Some say it is gynodioecious and others that it changes from night to night ! (See the Wikipedia entry.)
24 May 2012
Category: Cultivated plants
British Isles status: native

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Photographer: J R Crellin

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24/05/2012 10:09:05
1/80 sec - F/16
Lens: 105mm f/2.8 G VR
Sensitivity: ISO 800
Exp. compensation: -0.3 EV
Depth of field: 0.01 m (0.39 - 0.40)
Light value: 11.3

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