Chamomile, pineapple weed, scented mayweed? One of those… These grow in a rectangular patch just by the entrance back into the first hay pasture. Mystery solved when young cows were moved in to graze the ‘aftermath’ after the hay was cut. This is where their feed troughs are laid out. Whitefield says it’s usual to get these plants by gates in fields frequented by livestock because the soil compaction and puddling of water caused by trampling provides the most favourable growing conditions


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