Tuesday, 17 January 2017

A Magnificence of Mulleins (VC31)

Sarah Lambert has recently provided an exciting list of plants found on the old Conington dump (no public access), which she has been studying for a number of years. This really is a botanical hotspot and supports a variety of species more typical of the chalk, no doubt arriving with imported substrate. This includes Wild Candytuft (Iberis amara), Wall Bedstraw (Galium parisiense) and an exciting number of Mulleins (Verbascum species). Many of the latter are known no where else in the county.

See Sarah's blog for an account in her own words and from which I have borrowed a photo (below) of Hoary Mullein (Verbascum pulverulentum).

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