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Weed of arable land particularly on calcareous soils in eastern and southern England. Mainly germinates in the spring.

Shepherd's needle - young 1 1. Dark green, slender, glossy and very long cotyledons.
Shepherd's needle - young 2 2. Pinnae very narrow with pointed tips, (similar to carrot leaves).


Shepherd's needle - mature 3. 10-15 cm high, terminal white flowers, 1-3 rayed umbels. Flowers spring to summer.

Identify Broad-Leaved Weeds

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