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Cowslips near Oakridge, Gloucestershire
England
Cowslips are a springtime flower found on ancient meadowland. Its name comes from cowpat (what cows leave on the ground). It is very rare to find such a mass in one place. These were located in a water meadow near the village of Oakridge. The flowers make a delicate wine, rumored to be a cure for insomnia. An ointment made from the flowers was claimed to remove spots and wrinkles.
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Uploaded: 30/08/2011
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Tags: england; spring; uk; gloucestershire; nature; flowers
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