Abbey Meadows

Abbey Meadows

Friday, 1 May 2009

Cotting burn

Herb paris...looking at it's best this time of year

Some plants are yet to flower


The best plants are green so Bluebell adds a bit of colour






In this area I counted over a hundred plants



A walk through cottingwood at this time of year is the best time to see Herb paris. By the cotting burn is a damp, boggy area where over a hundred plants can be seen. It can be easily overlooked among the Ransomes and the Dog's mercury. Herb paris would have been my choice for Northumberland's flower.

4 comments:

Greenfingers said...

Excellent pictures of a fascinating plant - thanks for sharing these

Dean said...

I have to agree with Greenfingers on this one.
Herb Paris is one i`ve never seen, but long to.

Northumbrian Birding said...

Yes very good photos of an unusual flower,interesting notes on the dune flowers also, there is a good group of Toothwort below the castle that you can photograph at eye level and I saw that Wryneck you found last year, but wouldn't say no to another !!!!
Brian

abbey meadows said...

Thanks for the comments. I saw Herb paris yesterday at another site but I'm sure if Dean looks hard enough along floodplains in ancient woodland Herb paris will be there somewhere. It has a scattered distribution around the country. I have seen the Toothwort at the castle Brian but apart from the 2 Morpeth sites I haven't seen it anywhere else. Might have to wait until autumn for Wryneck!