May

Hard Fern

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Hard Fern (Blechnum spicant)  Photo: Suki Pryce

One of a group of at least twenty well established clumps along an old bank on damp stream valley-side, south side of Bryant's Heath, Felmingham.

White Hedgerow Crane's-bill

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White Hedgerow Crane's-bill (Geranium pyrenaicum)  Photo: Bob Ellis

This very attractive white-flowered form of Hedgerow Crane's-bill made a lovely display, extending over 10 meters at the base of a hedge bordering an agricultural field, climbing through Barren Brome (Anisantha sterilis).

Abundant Water Violet

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Water Violet (Hottonia palustris)  Photo: Janet Higgins

This is the first time I have seen Water Violet flowering in this ditch which was dug out about five years ago, although it is known to flower intermittently in ditches throughout the Marston marsh.