04 May 2011

Toothwort at Parkmill

(c) D. Roberts
Dai & Lynda Roberts recorded 10 flowering spikes of Toothworth (Lathraea squamaria) in Parkmill Woods on 7th April. This is a parasitic species associated with Hazel and Elm on calcareous soils and is very localised in the county.

2 comments:

Van der Clogg said...

Traditional sites in and around Cardiff are near Blackweir Wood in Bute Park under Hazel, and in the Warren, Caerphilly Mountain.

Paul said...

I have seen this at Hermitage Wood, Castle-upon-Alun in the past.