White Horehound Marrubium vulgare
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.