This Marsh Marigold was adorned with abundant buds. It was lovely to see the first flowers opening and adding a bit of colour to the ditches at Wheatfen.
Alex Prendergast found this distinctive dandelion on Wretham Heath during the BSBI Taraxacum workshop lead by John Richards and Tim Rich.
I noticed this dandelion with irregularly shaped black spots on the upper surface of the leaves, growing alongside the path on Thompson Common.
We were walking along a footpath through arable fields south of Fakenham when we spotted patches of frequent Woodruff (Galium odoratum).
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
This natural population of Corn Marigold was found on a Farm, along the margins amongst the crop.