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Butcher's Broom in the open,

 Kennack Sands, Lizard, Cornwall

As an undershrub, Abbotsbury Dorset

Spine-tipped cladodes   

Flowering stem

Flower, flower bud, cladodes

Close-up of female flower - stigma and 

 3 large sepals and 3 small petals

Side view of flower, 3-lobed stigma


Shrub with berries

Developing berry

Green berry

Ripe, red berry

Berry with remains of sepals and petals

Opened berry. 2 of the 3 seeds

Striated stem

True leaves - dry scales (one bent, one erect)