It seems to be a good autumn for rose hips and now is the easiest time of year to spot the more unusual species.
We found this Tree Cotoneaster in Fincham churchyard, in west Norfolk; there were a number of plants present, it would appear that the local birds have taken a liking to the berries and have deposited them in various locations around the village.
We were fortunate to come across this small patch of Grass-of-Parnassus growing on this species rich fen. There were around 25 plants in flower growing within one 10 meter square.
On a raised track on NWT Hickling marsh, we found a few plants of Trailing Tormentil creeping along the ground. The solitary yellow flowers in the leaf axils had mostly four petals but there were also some flowers with five petals.
Wild Flowers Revealed is a joint meeting between the Norfolk Flora Group and the Norfolk and Norwich Naturalists’ Society. This year the meeting was held at RSPB Titchwell Marsh Nature Reserve, and as always, it was a popular and informative meeting.
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.
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
Small-flowered Catchfly was found on the sandy railway cutting, Weaver's Way, Felmingham
This natural population of Corn Marigold was found on a Farm, along the margins amongst the crop.
Bog Pimpernell was found growing with Round-leaved Sundew (Drosera rotundifolia) on Holt Lowes.