My last excursion today was to check out a pavement which holds the rare Hypericum Montanum (var: perforatum). I am pleased to be able to report that I had ten flowerheads over two separate colonies. At least for now they have managed to escape the Roe Deer. Here below is a photo of the main colony and these are the rarities with the "perforatum" leaves.
|Hypericum Montanum var Perforatum (Pale St. Johns Wort with perforated leaves)|
To finish off here is a photo of one of the pavements I was on today. Its a superb pavement, and sadly the photo tends to flatten it and you don't get the depth. But gives does give you a idea to what some of our local pavements look like! I am on them on most days checking out the grykes, some of which are almost 15ft deep and seeing what sort of rare flora I can find in the shallow ones. Without doubt they must be some of the best limestone pavements in the UK, and what a privilege to live within a short distance.