"For now we are young let us lay in the sun and count every beautiful thing we can see" Neutral Milk Hotel.

Wednesday, 6 July 2016

White Horehound at Ringstead Downs

I found 4 small plants of White Horehound Marrubium vulgare on the NW slope at Ringstead Downs today.  I wasn't equipped to fight my way through nettles and thistles to check out other possible locations!  There are lots of plants of Eyebright, Squinancywort and Large Thyme in flower.  The Small Scabious plants on the NE slope are also starting to bloom, hopefully soon to be a nectar source for Chalkhill Blue butterflies.  There are good numbers of Dropwort plants in the Downs this year.
White Horehound Marrubium vulgare

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