|Clawthorpe Fell (Click over to enlarge)|
This was today's garden of beauties
The site although having 8 populations of ASS, each populations are very small and probably at best are only between one metre to two metre (linear), and some of them are only say 24" long (linear). But the beauty is that they are all protected and are down in the grykes like this one in the photo. Besides retaking the gps and making notes I also took photos of the better more fruitful populations.
|One of the Polygonatum odoratum populations on Clawthorpe Fell (Click over to enlarge)|
|Carex Ornithopoda (Birds Foot Sedge) (Click over to enlarge)|
|Here is a photo showing Hirsutum in situ today - note the hairyness on the bottom photo|
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|The Flea Sedge (Carex pulicaris) - Click over to enlarge)|
A little beauty which is at home on limestone
|This is just a small part of the English Stonecrop population at Clawthorpe (Click over to enlarge). For all this mat forming which you can see you only get flowers which are very patchy. Worth another check in a month or two.|
|Great Mullion - beautiful large green "Velvetty/Suede" leaves (Click over to enlarge)|
So to finish off with on this blog I want to show you some Maidenhair Spleenwort, you might say well there's nothing special about that its everywhere! Yes could not agree more, but to see a sight like this almost had me singing "Auld Lang Syne" and out with the old and in with the new and all that!
|Maidenhair Spleenwort - a bit of old and a bit of new (Click over to enlarge)|