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English walnut

Walnut, English

Common name: English walnut, Persian walnut Botanical name: Juglans regia Family: Juglandaceae (Walnut) Worldwide distribution: Native to Central Asia and Southern Europe, now widely naturalised in Europe. Local distribution: Widely planted and sometimes naturalised throughout southern Britain. Habitat: Parks and

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Witches egg

Stinkhorn (Witch’s egg)

Common name: Common stinkhorn, witch’s egg, devil’s egg, Hexeneier Botanical name: Phallus impudicus Family: Phallaceae (Stinkhorn) Worldwide distribution: Found throughout much of Europe and North America. Local distribution: Common and widespread in Britain and Ireland. Habitat: Woodland, mulched gardens and

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Gorse

Common name: Gorse, prickly broom, furze, whin. Botanical name: Ulex europaeus Family: Fabaceae (Pea) Subfamily: Faboideae Worldwide distribution: Native to parts of western Europe and northwest Africa. Local distribution: Found widespread in Britain and Ireland. Habitat: Coastal, heathlands, wasteland and

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Setas_con_jamon

‘Setas con jamon’ stir fry

“Mushroom & ham stir fry” is a very simple yet delicious dish commonly served in Spanish bars as a tapas dish. The mushrooms are delicious served on their own, but there is no reason why they could not also be

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Oyster mushroom

Oyster mushroom

Common name: Oyster mushroom, grey oyster, straw mushroom, hiratake, tamogitake Botanical name: Pleurotus ostreatus Family: Pleurotaceae (Oyster mushroom) Worldwide distribution: Widespread and common throughout the Americas, Europe, Asia, Northern Africa and Australia. Local distribution: Common and widespread in Britain and

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Forsythia

Common name: Forsythia Botanical name: Forsythia sp. Family: Oleaceae (Olive) Worldwide distribution: Mostly native to eastern Asia, except Forsythia europaea, native to the Balkans in southeastern Europe. Local distribution: Commonly planted in British and Irish gardens. Habitat: Parks and gardens.

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