Saturday, 11 August 2012

Broad Leaved Helliborine with Over Compensated Spike

This Broad Leaved Helliborine was as you would expect about three weeks ago. A very fine specimen but the top of the spike was still limp.
On checking it out today (3 weeks later) I was so suprised to see this bunch flower head effect. On close inspection of the floret I could see evidence where the actual original spike had been munched off probably with deer. But so suprised to see how quickly new flowers had compensated and more so I would say actually over compensated with far more flowers than you would have normally had.