The Langley Vale Red Hemp-nettles


It was only four years ago that Red Hemp-nettle was discovered at Langley Vale by Caroline Bateman. This is a species that I have a great fondness for, a plant that I normally associate with the shingle beaches of Dungeness and Rye Harbour (where I had seen it before) - so when this population was discovered in Surrey, it was a must to visit. Annual trips along to this 'weedy' strip of north downs farmland are a pleasure, and the plant appears to be doing well. I counted 36 robust flowering specimens yesterday evening, all - bar one - in a small compact area.


Comments

Do any species like them?
Steve Gale said…
Do you mean ‘look like them’ Simon? Plenty...
Steve Gale said…
Ah, Mr Boyle. Just about to ask you when you are back home but just seen a Facebook post saying you are flying out of Heathrow!
Dave Boyle said…
Ha! I'm back on Monday- I was going to get in touch earlier but saw you'd gone to cornwall!

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