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REMINDER: Signs of Spring Walk

Posted on by royvickery |

On Sunday 19 March Roy Vickery will be leading a Signs of Spring plant walk on Tooting Common, London Borough of Wandsworth, starting at 2 p.m.  All welcome, booking unnecessary.  Nearest tube station Tooting Bec.

Report:  12 of us spent about 75 minutes wandering around a small part of the Common discussing the plants found there.  Red deadnettle (Lamium purpureum) and daisy (Bellis perennis) were conspicuous, and we were able to examine cherry plum (Prunus cerasifera) which was coming to the end of its flowering season, and blackthorn (Prunus spinosa) which had not yet reached its peak flowering time.  Coltsfoot (Tussilago farfara) was conspicuous in the former menage area, where we were also able to find minute plants of whitlow grass (Erophila verna) and two lichens,  species of Cladonia and Peltigera.

A very interesting walk.’

Image:  coltsfoot, Tooting Common, 19 March 2023.

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