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A white-flowered Eurasian plant of the parsley family, with long needle-shaped fruit.
- ‘The report suggests that the species most at risk are the plants associated with arable habitats - including highly threatened species such as cornflower and shepherd's needle.’
- ‘Adults live on flower nectar and pollen and are especially fond of lantana and shepherd's needle.’
- ‘Flowers, such as cornflowers, scarlet pimpernel and shepherd's needle, used to be a common sight in the county's cornfields 50 years ago, but today many are rare, or even extinct.’
- ‘Nationally threatened and important species that used to occur in Birmingham and the Black Country include shepherd's needle, cornflower and corn cockle.’
- ‘Prints of the cornflower and shepherd's needle are available from the English Nature Press Office.’
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.