Suki Pryce

Small-flowered Catchfly

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Small-flowered Catchfly (Silene gallica) Photo: Suki Pryce

Small-flowered Catchfly now flowering profusely on the hot sandy cutting on the Weaver's Way near Felmingham. There look to be thousands of flowering spikes at the moment - a lovely and unusual sight.

Hard Fern

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Hard Fern (Blechnum spicant)  Photo: Suki Pryce

One of a group of at least twenty well established clumps along an old bank on damp stream valley-side, south side of Bryant's Heath, Felmingham.

Abundant Water Violet

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Water Violet (Hottonia palustris)  Photo: Janet Higgins

This is the first time I have seen Water Violet flowering in this ditch which was dug out about five years ago, although it is known to flower intermittently in ditches throughout Marston marsh.

Bogbean

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Bogbean (Menyanthes trifoliata)   Photo: Suki Pryce

Bogbean growing like a weed in a pond north of Felmingham, late April. I've never seen it growing like this before.