21 June 2009

A remarkable lawn at Brynteg Chapel

A slight lapse in the mowing has revealled a remarkable assemblage of old meadow species on the tiny front lawn of this urban chapel in Penyrheol, Gorseinon (SS587993) - though only the lawn on the left, as you go through the gate, is unimproved.

Meadow Thistle (Cirsium dissectum) leaves are frequent though only occasional flowers are produced. Whorled Caraway (Carum verticillatum) is also frequent though again flower spikes are sparse.

Bog Pimpernel (Anagallis tenella) carpets part of the lawn. I have also seen this species in old lawns in nearby Princess Street.

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