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

Sunday, 23 April 2017

Some flowers in Old Hunstanton

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.

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