Tuesday, 9 May 2017

A forest of Green Hound's-tongue


Green Hound's-tongue is a rare plant of restricted range - however, there are a few places where it can be common, such as Brockham, at the foot of the North Downs (not far from Box Hill). Within its range, this species will appear in good number where there has been some woodland edge clearing, and this is the case at Brockham. This morning there were at least 1,000 plants spread along a 100m stretch (and going 15m into the wood). It was the commonest species within this area and boasted some of the largest and most 'flowered' specimens that I have seen. Most of the open ground had individual plants generously spaced out, but in one or two places over 100 plants were crowded together. I do not doubt that a thorough search of the area would reveal many more...



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  1. You seem to be getting surrounded by Green Hound's-tongue and Seth by Ramsons, knowing my luck I expect to end up surrounded by Triffids!

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    1. But Trffid would be a lifer David!

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  2. Went to see the Messiah in London last night for the umpteenth time - Bob Dylan - and he was brilliant.

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    1. Glad to hear that His Bobness was on top of his game

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