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Trollius

 

a genus of perennial herbaceous plants of the family Ranunculaceae. The stems are erect and only slightly branching; the leaves, which are palmatipartite or lobed, are primarily basal. The flowers are large, usually solitary, yellow or orange, and spherical or more or less flat. The perianth consists of five to 15 petaloid lobes; there are five or more nectary petals, with a nectar pit at the base. The fruit is multiple. There are approximately 30 species, distributed in temperate and cold regions of the northern hemisphere. Twelve species are found in the USSR, mainly in Siberia and the Far East. The globeflower (Trollius europaeus) is widely distributed in European USSR. Many species of Trollius are ornamentals. The most widely cultivated hybrids of globeflower are the large-flowered T. asiaticus and T. chinensis, which are united under the designation T. Х cultorum.

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As a result of their efforts, Herdship Farm is now a haven for rare farmland birds such as lapwing, snipe, curlew, redshank, black grouse and yellow wagtail, and rare plants, including globe flower, melancholy thistle, cuckoo flower and the Teesdale gentian, flourish there.
The farm is in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and much of it is designated as of special scientific interest for its species rich grassland, including such rare plants as globe flower, melancholy thistle, cuckoo flower and the very rare Teesdale gentian, and its upland birds such as black grouse, lapwing, snipe, redshank and yellow wagtail.
The farm is in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and much of it is designated as of special scientific interest for its species-rich grassland, including such rare plants as Globe Flower, Melancholy Thistle, Cuckoo Flower and the very rare Teesdale Gentian, and its upland birds such as Black Grouse, Lapwing, Snipe, Redshank and Yellow Wagtail.
It is in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and much of it is designated as being of special scientific interest for its rich grassland, which includes rare plants like the Teesdale Gentian, the Globe Flower and the Melancholy Thistle, and upland birds such as black grouse and lapwing.
Hebe "Autumn Glory" will carry on flowering up to December, producing purple flowers, while Fatsia japonica, with its large, leathery, tropical-looking leaves, provides a surprise in late autumn with globe flowers in a greenish-white, set off by the palmate, evergreen leaves.