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REMINDER: plant walk Friday 11 June

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Two places remain on Roy Vickery’s walk Home to Many:  Wild Flowers in Battersea Rise Cemetery, on Friday 11 June.  This event was originally planned as the South London Botanical Institute’s contribution to the 2020 Wandsworth Heritage Festival, but had to be postponed.  For a report of a previous walk in the Cemetery see; further information can be found on the Events page of this website.  Fully booked.

Report:13 people turned up and spent 90 minutes wandering around the Cemetery, enjoying the plants of this under appreciated site.  We were able to admire grass vetchling, Lathyrus nissolia, in flower – it flowers for about three weeks each year and is otherwise almost invisible, disguised amongst grasses – and star-of-Persia, Allium cristophii, an ornamental native to southwest Asia, which seemed to be well naturalized in the Cemetery. Although no formal collection was taken people contributed £26 towards South London Botanical Institute funds.  Thank you.

Image:  star-of-Persia, Battersea Rise, Cemetery.

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