Thursday, May 22, 2008

wood speedwell and pimpernel

wood speedwell, a typical speedwell with a small pale flower with distinctive pale green leaves that stand out on the woodland floor, growing with yellow pimpernel. Below is a close up of marsh stitchwort, a minute but pretty member of the stellaria family. This was a good example of how to look but not see in that we found it at the top of the hill where we have found it before, but as we retraced our steps we could see it growing everywhere by the stream running through these woods and on marshy ground.

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