Shrubby Hare's-ear Bupleurum fruticosum found naturalised on the North Denes in Gt Yarmouth by Tim Hodge. This is the first record for VC27 and the first for Norfolk.
Rustyback Ceterach officinarum seems to be having a good year along the sea front in Gt Yarmouth, with more than 50 plants found on the sea wall.
The batologists found a mass of twinning red stems climbing over the mature Gorse Ulex europaea, belonging to the parasitic plant Dodder Cuscuta epithymum.
Felbrigg Hall Park, with its extensive woodland, proved to be an ideal place for this year’s bramble workshop.
A large group gathered at Winterton for the opportunity to see some of the coastal specialities. Sea Rocket is doing very well and was found scattered all over the fore dunes.
Our jolly to Winterton Dunes NNR to see some of the coastal specialities did not disappoint.There was a lovely display of Sea Bindweed Calystegia soldanella, shown here scrambling amongst the abundant Marram Grass Ammophila arenaria.
Cross-leaved heath Erica tetralix is one of 3 species of heather that grow in eastern England, the others being bell heather and ling. All three are perennial evergreen sub-shrubs.
We were excited to see this spiny thistle on a Norfolk Flora Group outing to Berney Marshes. A large stand was found growing in a drier area, around the base of a disused windmill alongside Breydon water.
A few small patches of this neat looking clover were found running around in dried up depressions on Berney marshes, amongst abundant Slender Trefoil Lotus tenuis and Hairy Buttercup Ranunculus sardous.
An amazing display of Wild Basil on roadside verges throughout TM28A near Brockdish. Occasionally found with other South Norfolk specialities such as Sulphur Clover (Trifolium ochroleucon) and Pepper Saxifrage (Silaum silaus).