09 May 2010

Pick-a-back-plant at Cheriton

As shown below the Pick-a-back-plant (Tolmiea menziesii) dominates areas of the woodland floor at Calves Wood, Cheriton for the full 1km section that I walked, this being a garden escape gone wild. Fortunately it is only the flatter wet valley bottom that appears to be affected and the steeper slopes are clothed with more typical W8b woodland flora, with abundant Wood Anemone, Bluebell, Wood Speedwell and Lesser Celandine. The canopy trees include some spectacular mature Wild Cherry trees that are in full bloom at present.
Wild Cherry in flower
Also seen today the attractive hoverfly Leucozona lucorum

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