July

Wild Basil

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Wild Basil (Clinopodium vulgare)  Photo: Bob Ellis

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).

Hungarian Brome

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Hungarian Brome (Bromopsis inermis)   Photo: Bob Ellis

It has been some time since I have seen Hungarian Brome Bromopsis inermis in the county, so it was a pleasure to see it in some abundance near Scole.

Abundant Hoary Mullein

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Hoary Mullein (Verbascum pulverulentum)  Photo: Janet Higgins

This appears to be a good year for Hoary Mullein.  It was scattered throughout the UEA and surrounding areas with an abundant patch in a field opposite the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital.

Marsh Pea on Ranworth Marsh

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Marsh Pea (Lathyrus palustris)   Photo: Janet Higgins

These stunning blue and purple pea-flowers were found in tall herb fen at Norfolk Wildlife Trust’s Ranworth Reserve (part of the Bure Broads and Marshes NNR).  This is a part of the Reserve only accessible by boat and we were very grateful to NWT staff for enabling access