We recorded 49 species in flower during our three hour walk around Southrepps for the BSBI New Year Plant hunt 2021. Our most notable find was Corn Marigold, which was found in a boggy area at the ed
One plant of a mystery grass species was found in December 2020 growing on part of the medieval town wall of Gt Yarmouth, close to the quayside, by the authors, and after all attempts to identify it failed, the specimen was sent to the referee for alien grasses, Oli Pescott.
Bob Leaney and Jo Parmenter encountered this specimen during a socially-distanced walk near Woodbastwick in late January.
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.