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REMINDER: Two Wild Flower Walks, 15 June

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Two Wild Flower Walks on Thursday 15 June:

11.00 a.m., and continuing for c. one hour, starting from the Woodfield Pavilion, Tooting Common, London Borough of Lambeth.

Report:  Only three people turned up on an exceptionally hot morning to spend about an hour wandering beside the railway embankment on Tooting Common and discussing some of the plants found there.  Interestingly the first plant that we ecountered as a large, not yet flowering, chicory (Cichorium intybus), a plant not previously recorded on the Common.

7.00 p.m. and continuing for c. 90 minutes, Green Dale Field, London Borough of Southwark.

Report:  After some confusion regarding the meeting place eight people joined the leader to spend a pleasant 75 minutes wandering around the site, starting at Green Dale, where the flora, which included three campions, (Silene) – bladder (S. vulgaris) red (S. dioica) and white (S. latifolia) – was obviously the result of wild flower seed having been sown some years ago.  The flora of the Field was typical of the flora found in rough grassy areas interspersed with vigorous patches of  ‘Himalayan Giant’ or a similar bramble (Rubus).

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Image:  oxeye daisy (Leucanthemum vulgare), Green Dale, June 2023.

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