An abundance of Sweet Violets Viola odorata adorned the roadsides throughout a couple of tetrads to the east of Watton.
Our native daffodil is smaller and less showy than the garden varieties, but still very pretty. The petals are paler than the trumpet, narrow and slightly twisted. The leaves are grey-green, thin, long and flattened.
Whilst tramping through the reed on Guist Common, we came across a couple of willow shrubs. The subopposite smallish (9-12mm), slightly curved, male flower buds with a slight reddish tinge suggested Purple Willow. To confirm the identity we stripped the bark off a young twig t
We spotted a small patch of Glory-of-the-snow growing amongst Cow Parsley Anthriscus sylvestris on the top of a steep roadside bank alongside an agricultural field. It was around 50 meters from the nearest house on Pit Street in Lower Southrepps.
Bob and I had ventured out to Blakeney village on an uncharacteristically cold and wet Easter Sunday, to find some species which have not been recorded since the Norfolk Flora was published in 1999.
Hemispheric liverwort Reboulia hemisphaerica is quite frequent on steep roadside banks in this area.
We spotted a lonely plant on a roadside verge on Stump Cross Lane in Southrepps parish at least 100m from habitation.
We spotted a small patch of Coltsfoot in a strip of wet woodland on the northwestern edge of Southrepps parish. The flower shoots were emerging out of the woodland floor and the flowers just beginning to open.
We found Viola odorata f. lilacina in a grassy area in Rollesby and on edge of woodland just north of Acle.
This Marsh Marigold was adorned with abundant buds. It was lovely to see the first flowers opening and adding a bit of colour to the ditches at Wheatfen.