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).
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.
Hard Grass was growing as a salt alien, along the edge of the slip road to the A11 in Wymondham. The picture shows the glumes, side by side, and hiding behind are the anthers which are important for identification.
We found a few patches of Betony in bud in Silfield nature reserve near the Lizard in Wymondam, then later in the open meadow we came across a mass of purple flowers.
The two colonies of Common Cow-wheat at either end of the strip of woodland between Eaton Park and Bluebell Road are both doing well. This plant is hemi-parasitic, meaning that it relies on obtaining some of its nutrients from the roots of nearby plants.
There were a couple of typically large plants growing in a roadside hedge on the outskirts of Attlebridge. An easy plant to spot and identify with its marbled-white veined leaves and large capitula with spiny phyllaries.
It was good to see White Sedge, Carex canescens doing well at East Ruston Common SSSI after scrub clearance in recent years.
A small colony of this hybrid Horsetail was found near a ditch in Carlton St Peter. The hollow stem and pattern of side branches alerted me to the possibility that this may be a hybrid.
Small-flowered Catchfly now flowering profusely on the hot sandy cutting on the Weaver's Way near Felmingham. There look to be thousands of flowering spikes at the moment - a lovely and unusual sight.
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.