Archive of: Plants

  • Orchids in Sussex

    Orchids in Sussex

    Every year, Glenn goes out to look for and count orchids.

  • Species of the day: Meadowsweet

    Species of the day: Meadowsweet

    Should you happen to wander alongside a stream, you may become aware of a rather sweet fragrance, that of the dainty Meadowsweet

  • Species of the day: Hemlock

    Species of the day: Hemlock

    Hemlock likely needs little introduction for its reputation precedes it as a notoriously toxic member of the widely distributed ‘carrot’ family

  • Species of the Day: Round-headed Rampion

    Species of the Day: Round-headed Rampion

    Today is ‘Sussex Day’ - a chance for the residents of this historic county to celebrate its rich heritage. Known as the ‘Pride of Sussex’ the splendid Round-headed Rampion is the official county flower

  • Species of the day: Common Bird's-foot Trefoil

    Species of the day: Common Bird's-foot Trefoil

    The unassuming Common Bird’s-foot Trefoil is an abundant and widely distributed sprawling perennial, belonging to one of the largest plant families, the Peas or Legumes

  • Species of the day: Ox-eye Daisy

    Species of the day: Ox-eye Daisy

    From late spring, the beautiful blooms of the humble Ox-eye Daisy transform grassy areas into magical carpets of vivid white and gold

  • Species of the day: Elder

    Species of the day: Elder

    Now is the perfect time to see the attractive creamy-white inflorescence produced by the Elder. It’s a common shrub of hedgerows and neglected ground and will grow voraciously once established

  • Species of the day: Germander Speedwell

    Species of the day: Germander Speedwell

    The Germander Speedwell is perhaps one of the most charming and elegant wildflowers in the UK, covering grassland and woodland edges in a dense carpet of deep blue.

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