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Wednesday, 9 June 2010

9/6/10: Hall Place plant finds

In the Barnehurst/Bexleyheath area Meadow Buttercup (Ranunculus acris) seem sto be least frequent of the three common Buttercup species, so I was pleased to see this veritable bed of it (pictured below) down the side of St. Martin's Church on Erith Rd.

At the foot of the slope of Hall Place North, near Bourne Rd, were 2 Fiddle Dock, rather battered by the mowing regime.

Over the road in the Hall Place grounds, on disturbed ground by the 'old' car park, were 3 Papaver rhoeas, Pineapple Mayweed, Lesser Swine Cress, Buck's-horn Plantain and Prickly Sow Thistle.

In the dried up 'ditch' by the dismal new car park running down to the Cray at Hall Place were these two species that I hadn't noted here before:

Orange Hawkweed (also known as Fox-and-Cubs) (Hieracium (or Pilosella) aurantiacum)

An unidentified Veronica species with attractive pyramidal heads of flowers, presumed to be a garden escape

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