Whilst tramping through the reed on Guist Common, we came across a couple of willow shrubs. The subopposite smallish (9-12mm), slightly curved, male flower buds with a slight reddish tinge suggested Purple Willow.
This delicate little flower was hiding in the shadows below a hedge near Mannington Hall. This seems to be a good time of year to look out for Ivy-leaved Speedwell (Veronica hederifolia).
Quite a few plants of Spring Snowflake were seen near Dereham beside a track. Some were between the track edge and a garden fence and some were at the edge of woodland on the opposite side of the track.
We found these 1-pinnate shiny green leaves with 7 pairs of pinnae growing in a ditch running alongside a country house.
A few tufts of this distinctive fern, with its diamond or fan-shaped pinnules, were found growing out of crevices in the old wall surrounding Kettlestone Church.
Spurge-laurel is very frequent on the Norfolk-Suffolk claylands, where it is typically spotted lurking on the banks of hedged ditches. This one was in a woodland between Holt and Fakenham in west Norfolk, on chalky clays in a dampish woodland.
Not a kangaroo to be seen in Great Ryburgh churchyard today, but there were a number of shrubs of this plant, bearing strange green fruit and apparently seeding quite freely about the churchyard.
51 species were found in flower whilst taking part in the BSBI New Year Plant Hunt in Horsford. We chose the tetrad which the Northern Distributor Road (NDR) passes through as
25 plants were found in flower during a 3 hr walk from Holme to Thornham and back following the Norfolk Coastal path.
According to 'A Flora of Norfolk' this Yucca was planted in 1912 on the dunes between the laboratory and the plantation. It has been flourishing and flowering most years since.