Jo Parmenter

Dense Silky-bent

Dense Silky-bent Apera interrupta Photo: Jo Parmenter

We were excited to find Apera interrupta growing alongside a sandy track in our survey area on the Shadwell Estate. A ‘new’ plant for several of our group.

Forked Catchfly

Forked Catchfly Silene dichotoma  Photo:Jo Parmenter

Thrilled to find a large population of the non-native annual, Forked Catchfly Silene dichotoma, on the edge of a proposed development site on the edge of Thetford. Thanks to Bill & Carol Hawkins for the tip-off!

Loose Silky-bent

Loose Silky-bent
Loose Silky-bent Apera spica-venti  Photo: Jo Parameter

We were thrilled to find an arable field full of Loose Silky-bent Apera spica-venti when we visited Chris Knight’s farm at Gooderstone and Oxborough.


Sanicle Sanicla europaea  Photo: Jo Parmenter

Sanicle in full flower at NWT’s Ashwellthorpe Wood Reserve for a well-attended joint meeting with Norfolk and Norwich Naturalist’s Society.

Pink Clover

reversed clover
Reversed Clover Trifolium resupinatum  Photo: Jo Parmenter

We found this pretty pink clover in a recently constructed balancing pond at Little Snoring, in North Norfolk.  The site has likely been sown with a ‘wildflower seed mix’ as other species present included cornfield annuals such as corncockle, the non-nativ

Garden Stork's-bill

Garden Stork's-bill
Garden Stork's-bill Erodium manescavii   Photo: Jo Parmenter

Another 1st for Norfolk found in Swaffham yesterday: Erodium manescavii, on a mown grass verge. It can be separated from E. moschatum by the lack of nectar pits and the larger flowers, but there was lots of flowering and non-flowering E.