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.


Greenfingers said...

Excellent pictures of a fascinating plant - thanks for sharing these

Anonymous 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 !!!!

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!