Tuesday, 17 April 2012

Fritillaria in a Basingstoke roundabout

No botany in Hampshire in the last week due to a much needed holiday.  Went to Tunisia and got acquainted with some of the Mediterranean flora along with archaeology and a rest.  Just before going I spotted the local council had done a mixed planting in the roundabout outside the Basingstoke Leisure Centre which included Fritillaria meleagris.  On returning I tried to find marsh marigold in Glebe Gardens in the centre of Basingstoke but it wasn't apparent this year.  Cardamine pratensis and Carex acutiformis were in flower so they were added to my list which now stands at 293 species.  Just eight more species to reach the 25% mark.

Fritillaria melagris in a Basingstoke roundabout

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