On Saturday 22nd April I joined three members of the Norfolk Flora Group on a plant-spotting walk around Old Hunstanton (two other groups were walking around Hunstanton.) The weather was ideal and we had a good day, recording over 250 species in our Old Hunstanton village tetrad. We started well with a good number of plants of Black Spleenwort on the wall around the lighthouse garden.
Not far away a Henbit Dead-nettle Lamium amplexicaule had a single flower open.
A single flower open on a teaplant enabled us to identify it as Chinese Teaplant Lycium chinense.
Along the verge of the A149 we found a couple of plants of Greater Star of Bethlehem Ornithogalum umbellatum Ssp. umbellatum.
The northern end of the churchyard yielded a good variety of plants including Meadow Saxifrage Saxifraga granulate, Bugle Ajuga reptans and Sticky Groundsel Senecio viscosus.
There were also several plants of Spring-sedge Carex caryophyllea in flower.
Just out of the churchyard in gravel by a cottage there were a lot of flowering plants of Keeled-fruited Cornsalad Valerianella carinata, we had already seen a lot of the more frequent Commoin Cornsalad Valerianella locusta. Another species we found a surprising number of plants of was Musk Stork's-bill Erodium moschatum.