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REMINDER: Hidden Wild Flowers

Posted on by royvickery |

Hoping the weather will improve by the evening of 23 June, when Roy Vickery lead a walk Hidden Wild Flowers in Hillside Gardens Park, London Borough of Lambeth, starting at 7.00 p.m., and continuing for about 90 minutes.  This is a small local park of the kind which is often neglected by botanical recorders and other plant people, so it will be interesting to see what we can find to discuss.  Nearest station Tulse Hill.  Booking necessary, see Events page on this website for details.

Report:  Six people turned up and spent about 90 minutes wandering around this small park, for an event which was originally planned for summer 2020, but had to be abandoned due to covid restrictions.  Unfortunately the site had changed a lot during the past 12 months, and much of it had been sown with ‘wild’ flower seeds.  The most evident plant in these resown areas was charlock, Sinapis arvensis, which was in full flower, other species included corn marigold, Glebionis segetum, a few plants of which were flowering, and cornflower, Centaurea cyanus, which was still in bud.

Edited 24 July 2021.

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