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.
A large group gathered at Winterton for the opportunity to see some of the coastal specialities. Sea Rocket is doing very well and was found scattered all over the fore dunes.
We were excited to see this spiny thistle on a Norfolk Flora Group outing to Berney Marshes. A large stand was found growing in a drier area, around the base of a disused windmill alongside Breydon water.
A few small patches of this neat looking clover were found amongst abundant Slender Trefoil (Lotus tenuis) and Hairy Buttercup (Ranunculus sardous), running around in dried up depressions
Walking along the sand dunes at Eccles-on-sea during a Norfolk Flora group meeting, Hatty spotted a violet growing amongst Sand Sedge (Carex arenaria) and Field wood-rush (Luzula campetris).
We were looking out for tiny mouse-ears during the Norfolk Flora group ‘spring fling’ to the coast at Blakeney. We spotted a tiny white flower amongst a patch of Early Forget-me-not (Myosotis ramosissima) on a patch of dry sandy grassland.