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Ten years ago today I created the 226th post for Greenford 365. To mark the blog’s anniversary I will attempt to post a photo every day throughout 2022.
These asters were once a common sight in gardens but they have broken out and sown themselves in the streets. Less showy than some of their cousins, these mauve and pale blue daisy like flowers turn up in cracks in walls, by footpaths or, as in this case, on pedestrian crossings. Bee friendly, they also act as food plants for some types of butterfly. It would take an expert to tell you the precise variety in the image but they are part of the family Asteraceae and their name comes from the Ancient Greek word for “star”.
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