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From issue:   Issue:   British Wildlife 30.2 December 2018

A scent of musk – the ‘life and times’ of Moschatel, the Good Friday flower

By - Richard Jefferson, Keith Kirby

Moschatel is a small, musk-scented wild flower that is often associated with ancient woodland. Richard Jefferson and Keith Kirby provide a detailed account of the habitats and distribution of Moschatel, and discuss what is known of the status of this little studied plant.

Moschatel Adoxa moschatellina is a diminutive and often overlooked flowering plant of woods and shady habitats. It appears above ground between February and March, when a shoot develops from a bud on the apex of the creeping rhizome.

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"British Wildlife is the pulsating heart of the UK nature conservation movement."

Matthew Oates, National Trust

"The most important and informative publication on wildlife of our times"

Michael McCarthy, The Independent

"Packed with readable, thoughtful, up to date articles; written by ecologists and naturalists for ecologists and naturalists"

Nick Baker, Presenter and Naturalist