The batologists found a mass of twinning red stems climbing over the mature Gorse Ulex europaea, belonging to the parasitic plant Dodder Cuscuta epithymum.
We were exploring Hevingham Park and noticed about 20 large fern plants in an open area of the woodland . Last year's fronds were dying off and from the center of the crown, the new fronds were unfurling.
25 plants were found in flower during a 3 hr walk from Holme to Thornham and back following the Norfolk Coastal path.
Thorn-apple Datura stramonium turned up in Yarmouth on some waste ground near the River Yare, a typical habitat for this opportunist which likes nitrogen-rich soils.
Alternate-leaved Golden-saxifrage Chrysosplenium alternifolium in a damp woodland on a private site in West Norfolk.
An abundance of Sweet Violets Viola odorata adorned the roadsides throughout a couple of tetrads to the east of Watton.
Young leaves of Horseradish Armoracia rusticana, which are beginning to appear now, seem to appear as two types, the typical narrow unlobed, crenate leaves mixed in with less common lobed forms.
On a lovely Easter Sunday, canoeing down the River Waveney through beds of Common Club-rush (Schoenoplectus lacustris), we spotted this bright green Celery-leaved buttercup hiding on a steep muddy bank.
Whilst tramping through the reed on Guist Common, we came across a couple of willow shrubs. The subopposite smallish (9-12mm), slightly curved, male flower buds with a slight reddish tinge suggested Purple Willow. To confirm the identity we stripped the bark off a young twig t
It was lovely to see Drooping Star-of-Bethlehem alongside the path to St Andrew's Church in Eaton, especially as last Spring it was disturbed by the cutting back of the Lime trees.