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Butcher's Broom, bodljikava veprina

Ruscus aculeatus

Description:

Ruscus aculeatus is a low evergreen Eurasian shrub, with flat shoots known as cladodes that give the appearance of stiff, spine-tipped leaves. Small greenish flowers appear in spring, and are borne singly in the centre of the cladodes. The female flowers are followed by a red berry, and the seeds are bird-distributed, but the plant also spreads vegetatively by means of rhizomes.

Habitat:

woodland, NP Paklenica

Notes:

Ruscus aculeatus is protected by the Law in Croatia.

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Jopy
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Jopy

Croatia

Spotted on Mar 9, 2014
Submitted on Mar 10, 2014

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