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Spignel (Meum athamanticum).

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Spignel is a Local Priority Species for Inverclyde, Renfrewshire and East Renfrewshire.  It’s a pleasantly scented perennial with clusters of tiny white flower heads and dark green feathery leaves.  Its leaves and roots are edible, and have also been used as a herbal medicine.  Spignel seeds taste strongly of curry and the plant was once an unpopular plant with diary farmers as it apparently flavoured the milk!

Flowers June to July

Barnbrock, Locherwood


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