Friday, 27 April 2012

A good week for plants; botanist gets a soaking

Not a good week for botany - got soaked four times on the cycle to or from work this week.  Plants seem to be lapping it up and the prospects of a productive May onwards look excellent.  Found Cochlearia danica in flower alongside the main road from Basingstoke town centre towards the west and sorted out Veronica filiformis and Pentaglottis sempervirens both in flower near the Milestones Museum.  This together with a white-flowered variety of Lunaria annua at the entrance to the Harvester Restaurant brings my total to 299, so just two to go to reach 25%.

     Veronica filiformis showing the long elongated (filiform) stalks to the flowers and young fruit

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