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Oil-seed rape - Coates church

Oilseed rape field at Coates Church - 6A

Image Ref: 6A

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Oil-seed rape is a common arable plant grown for its oil bearing seeds and sometimes for fodder. Its flowers can turn whole areas of the countryside a dazzling yellow with a pungent kale like smell.

Oil-seed rape is now the commonest casual member of the cabbage family often self seeding on roadsides and field edges. It is a favourite food plant of bees in spring.

This scene whilst reminiscent of The Mediterranean was actually photographed near Cirencester in Gloucestershire. The tower of Coates Church can be seen in the background.