I've already recorded over 80 species and it was good to see some properly out in flower, like the Bird's Foot Trefoil (Lotus corniculatus) shown below.
|Bird's Foot Trefoil.|
|Common Carder Bee on Bird's Foot Trefoil.|
THOMAS BROOKE ...
.... Uckfield ...
WHO DIED FEBRUARY 3rd 1876
Blessed are the pure in heart
... shall see god.
Thomas Brooke may have been a tailor on Uckfield High Street or one of his family.
Nearby a White-Tailed Bumblebee was foraging in the hedge alongside the churchyard.
|White-tailed Bumblebee on bramble flowers.|
|Distinguishing between Willowherbs by comparing the share of the stigma (central female part).|
- on the left, with an undivided stigma, is Square Stalked Willowherb (Epilobium Tetragonum)
- on the right, stigma has four lobes, is Hoary willowherb (Epilobium Parviflorum).
|Large Evening Primrose.|
|Red speckles on Evening Primrose stem.|
Yellow seems to be the colour of June. Another yellow flower that I added to the list was Smooth Hawkweed (Crepis capillaris)
Another plant we take for granted is grasses. I found a few more to add to my list including some that had escaped the mower because they are inside the metal railings around plots.
|False Oat grass (Arrhenatherum elatius)|
I finally managed to identify the large fern by the door as a Male Fern (Dryopteris filix-mas). I find ferns very difficult to identify. This time, my trusty plant guide directed me to inspect the spores and the edges of the leaves.
|Male Fern - underside of leaf showing spores.|
|Yellow Fumitory growing on the church walls.|