Recent Sighting

Coltsfoot

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Coltsfoot Tussilago farfara Photo: Bob Ellis

We spotted a small patch of Coltsfoot in a strip of wet woodland on the northwestern edge of Southrepps parish. The flower shoots were emerging out of the woodland floor and the flowers just beginning to open.

Annual Buttonweed

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Annual Buttonweed Cotula australis  Photo: Jo Parmenter

We found Annual Buttonweed in a roadside gutter in urban Rollesby. This was a rather unexpected find, as there have only been 78 previous records of this plant for the UK, and only 2 from Norfolk, for Kelling Heath Caravan Park and an urban location in North Walsham.

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).