Herb Paris (Paris quadrifolia)
Cuckoo Pint (Arum maculatum)
A day off today and it is raining again so I went to the woods for shelter. Cottingwood is a steep sided woodland to the North of Morpeth. It has a fine carpet of Bluebells but the best species here is Herb Paris. There is a healthy plant community here and they are at their best at the moment, you can appreciate their beauty when you look at them close up. The site where they grow is the very place where William Turner first discovered Herb Paris which was a new plant for Britain at that time. He described it as Libardbayne or one berry in his herbal of 1548.