Friday, 13 October 2017

Bithynian Vetch



Right, let's get back to posts that are positive and largely harmless...

This morning I visited a site close to home where there is a (single?) plant of Bythinian Vetch, a species that I have only seen in Cornwall. This is hardly likely to be anything other than a planted/escaped individual, but regardless of that they possess smart looking bi-coloured flowers. The two images illustrate the colour variation on this particular plant. Nearby was quite a bit of Basil Thyme (below), still in flower and brightening up what was otherwise a grey morning.

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  1. I don't know how you do it, what a lovely flower, do you crawl round on your hands and knees.

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    1. Yes Derek, the knees of my trousers are generally dirty.

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  2. Well all credit to you, can't remember the time that I found a new wild flower on Sheppey.

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